Human-Centered Computing
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Course code
IFI7172.DT
old course code
IFI7172
Course title in Estonian
Kasutajakesksed tarkvaralahendused
Course title in English
Human-Centered Computing
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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Course aims
The relationship between humans and computing is multi-faceted and constantly changing. With the advancement of technology, adaptions have been made to better meet human needs, and thus make the user experience more desirable, more personalized and pervasive.
The goal of the course is to lay the foundations for understanding the ways humans, both as individuals and in social groups, adopt, adapt, and organize their lives around computational technologies.
Brief description of the course
This course comprises 3 main parts:
• The mindset - Appreciate the role of human factors in the design of Human centered information systems.
• The process - Develop an understanding of basic concepts to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change.
• The methods - Be able to apply those basic concepts in the design of Human centered information systems.

Topics covered also cover an introduction to a wide range of theories such as:
• Situate computational technologies such as sociotechnical systems
• Explain and foresee technology acceptance
• Explain and foresee innovation diffusion

All students taking this course are expected to participate actively. This includes asking and responding to questions; and perform the reading assignments.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to understand how humans relate to computational technology;
- can situate the role of humans (as individuals and in social groups) and how they adopt, adapt, and organize their lives around computational technologies;
- can apply those basic concepts in the design of Human centered information systems.
Teacher
Sonia Sousa, PhD
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