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Cursus: 201800226
201800226
Concepts, Measures and Methods
Cursus informatie
Cursus201800226
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CursustypeCursus
VoertaalEngels
Contactpersoondr. A.M. Schaafstal
E-maila.m.schaafstal@utwente.nl
Docenten
Examinator
dr. A.M. Schaafstal
Docent
dr. A.M. Schaafstal
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. A.M. Schaafstal
Collegejaar2021
Aanvangsblok
1A
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Cursusdoelen
  • 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
Inhoud
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 (40%). A selected 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, field studies, evaluation methods, interview, surveys, hierarchical task analysis, focus groups, card sorting, and coding of video materials. Students will start with a research proposal (pass/fail)  in which the choice of methods is argued for, apply these methods in a practical assignment, and will present the findings of their study in a final written report (60%).

How to register
Manual enrollment via Osiris is only for Interaction Technology students.
If you are a student from another master programme and wish to follow the course, please contact the programme co-ordinator of Interaction Technology.
Participating study
Master Interaction Technology
Verplicht materiaal
Book
Baxter, K., Courage, C., & Caine, K. (2015). Understanding your users: A practical guide to user research methods (2nd ed.). Paperback ISBN: 9780128002322 Note: access to book will be provided through links on Canvas
Aanbevolen materiaal
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Werkvormen
Assessment
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Hoorcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Opdracht
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Zelfstudie geen begeleiding
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Multiple choice, research plan & report

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