Trust in Computing
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Course title in Estonian
Usalduse aspektid infotehnoloogias
Course title in English
Trust in Computing
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Sonia Claudia da Costa Sousa (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
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.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to understand how humans relate to Trustful computing;
- is able to situate the role of trust in HCI from a socio-technical systems perspective;
- can explain the multiple components of the Sociol-technical model of trust;
- can foresee diverse theories associated with the socio technical model of trust.
Sonia Sousa