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Course module: 201800226
201800226
Concepts, Measures and Methods
Course info
Course module201800226
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. J.M.C. Schraagen
E-mailj.m.c.schraagen@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. J.M.C. Schraagen
Lecturer
prof.dr. J.M.C. Schraagen
Academic year2018
Starting block
1A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
  • Analyze human behavior using concepts from cognitive engineering, user-centered design, contextual design, and human-computer interaction
  • Select the correct methods for answering a research question
  • Execute selected methods correctly, using appropriate measures
  • Critically reflect on the strengths and limitations of methods and report in a scientifically acceptable way
Content
In this course, students will be familiarized with concepts from the fields of cognitive engineering, user-centered design, contextual design, and human-computer interaction, as far as these are relevant to observing and analyzing human behavior. Knowledge of concepts is tested through weekly  in-class multiple choice tests (21%). A select number of methods for exploring user contexts will be taught in lectures and applied by the students in a practical case of their choice. Methods include: diary studies, interview, contextual inquiry, hierarchical task analysis and coding of video materials. Students will start with a research proposal (19%) in which the choice of methods is argued for, apply these methods both in-class (10%) and out of class, and will present the findings of their study both verbally (10%) as well as in a final written report (40%).
Assumed previous knowledge
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PARTICIPATING STUDY
Master Interaction Technology
Required materials
Course material
Baxter, K., Courage, C., & Caine, K. (2015). Understanding your users: A practical guide to user research methods (2nd ed.). Paperback ISBN: 9780128002322
Recommended materials
Course material
Holtzblatt, K. & Beyer, H. (2016). Contextual design: Design for life (2nd ed.). Paperback ISBN: 9780128011362
Instructional modes
Assessment
Presence dutyYes

Assignment
Presence dutyYes

Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Practical
Presence dutyYes

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Written exam and (group) assignment

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