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729G24 Advanced Course in Human-Technology Interaction

Course information


Hi!

Welcome to the course 729G24 ”Advanced course in human-technology interaction”.

The aim of the course is to develop your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Applying relevant theories and methods on practical problems
  • Working in a project form
  • Managing processes and communication in a team/working group
You will gain experience and learn to work in same/similar forms as teams and working groups work in industry and applied research today. Your learning will be based upon principles of experienced-based training. You will work in project groups. You will be provided help in all the three areas, as well as guidance in your self-reflection and learning. More information on project groups and working forms will be provided to you at the first course meeting, “Course introduction” (se the course timetable).


Applying relevant theories and methods on practical problems
In this area, you are expected to use your existing knowledge of theories and methods from other courses, for example, method courses from the course year 1, or theory courses you are taking during this autumn (i.e., HT09, course year 3).


Working in a project form
You will learn, besides others, to plan your work, to delegate tasks, and to coordinate ongoing activities.

Tor Fridell has prepared for you a package containing a lecture, exercise and seminar where you will learn to prepare a project plan under his guidance.

Besides this package, please, have a look at some of the following books:

To be added soon


Managing processes and communication in a team/working group
You will also learn to manage the dynamics that often take place in a tem/working group, for instance, to work in a heterogeneous group, to handle potential conflicts, and to benefit from the different personalities on the team.

Stina Danielsson has prepared for you a package containing a lecture and exercise where you will focus on group processes in your project groups.

Stina recommends the following literature for further reading:

- Kjell Granström, Dynamik i arbetsgrupper: om grupprocesser på arbetet (In Swedish), Studentlitteratur (2000 och 2006). 14 ex are available at the university library.

- Rune Olsson, Projekt och grupp (In Swedish), EKI/Linköpings universitet (2003).

Those of you interested in more scientific material on this topic may have a look at some of the following books:

- Stefan Jern (ed.), Grupper och gruppforskning: FOG samlingsvolym 1 (In Swedish), IBL/Linköpings universitet (1998).


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Last updated: 2009-08-28