Trust in Computing
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Course title in Estonian
Usalduse aspektid infotehnoloogias
Course title in English
Trust in Computing
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Sonia Claudia da Costa Sousa (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
This course provides an understanding of the role of trust in human computer interaction. It uses a socio-technical model to understand different factors which influence trust. The course also involves studying various theories pertinent to the field. Finally, it provides a set of tools to help students to further reflect on the dynamic nature of trust.
Brief description of the course
Throughout, the course you will learn and explore multiple theories and components of trust.

Course outline includes three main parts:
1) Foundations - How academic disciplines view Trust
2) Research - Significant findings in the study of Trust from a socio technical perspective.
3) Applications - Actionable insights for practice from a Human Computer Interaction perspective.
Independent work
To succeed the course, the students need to:
- Participate in class activities
- Submit individual reading assignments (35%)
- Actively engage in Discussion activities (20%)
- Submit analysis with a critical analysis component to perform a critical analysis assignment (30%)
- To present a report on the critical analysis of the assignment (15%)
Learning outcomes in the course
After completing the course, students will be able to understand how humans relate to Trustful computing.

Namely, students will be able to:
- Situate the role of trust in HCI from a socio-technical systems perspective
- Explain the multiple components of the Sociol-technical model of trust
- Foresee diverse theories associated with the socio technical model of trust
Assessment methods
Individual reading assignments (35%) + group discussion activities (20%) + overall critical analysis assignment (30%) + Presenting a report (15%)
Sonia Sousa
Study literature
There is no required literature in the sense of a physical book. A list of reading materials will be assigned by the teachers and provided on the course blog.
Replacement literature
Donald A. Norman. 2002. The Design of Everyday Things. Basic Books, Inc., New York, NY, USA.

Value creation through trust in technologically-mediated social participation. Technology, Innovation and Education, 1 - 9.

Cultivar interações confiáveis. CISTI 2014 - 9th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies. I.E.E.E. Press, 2014.