CogSoc - Cognitive and Social Science in Human-Computer Interaction


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course the student:

Knowledge and understanding regarding:

Skills and capacities to:

Values and attitudes, to be able to:


A brief description of course contents

The aim of this course is to give the student a theoretical and methodological base for designing and evaluating interactive systems. The course introduces concepts and methodologies both from socially oriented perspectives (e.g. sociology) and from individual perspectives (e.g. cognitive psychology) on human action. By introducing different viewpoints on human action students will learn to understand the different levels of analysis (group vs. individual) required for the understanding the design and evaluation of interactive systems.


Forms of teaching

An overarching goal with the course is that students shall be able to use analytically and socially oriented perspectives on action and methodologies in the context of design and evaluation of interactive systems. Teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Outside of ordinary scheduled teaching the student will also participate in a group task consisting of formulating-, planning, conducting- and reporting of a study tailored at investigating interactive and communicative phenomena.

As a student on the course you will take part in:


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