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Module

CSC3723 : Ubiquitous and Pervasive Interaction

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Dave Kirk
  • Lecturer: Mr Chris Napier
  • Other Staff: Mr Andrew Dow
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

•       To give the students a historical account of ubiquitous computing and identify how this relates to key elements of interaction
•       To give the students an understanding of the key characteristics of ubiquitous computing technologies and interfaces, including their specification, design, implementation and evaluation
•       To engage the students in discussions around current human-computer interaction literature and its implications for the design and evaluation of ubiquitous computing
•       To expose the students to the issues of privacy and ethics in relation to concerns within ubiquitous computing and how these relate to specific design and deployment decisions
•       To give the students hands-on experience of designing and prototyping ubiquitous computing interfaces and interactions using off-the-shelf prototyping materials
•       To give students experience of working in collaborative teams to design and develop ubiquitous technology prototype.

Outline Of Syllabus

A history and ubiquitous computing
Systems, interfaces and technologies for ubiquitous computing (including: wearable, tangible and embedded, interactive surfaces and tabletops, natural user interfaces)
Context-aware interaction
Location in ubiquitous computing
Privacy in ubiquitous computing
Ethics of ubiquitous computing interfaces
Specific application areas for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Interaction

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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