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729G24 Advanced Course in Human-Technology Interaction

Course Information


Aim
The course aims to develop the participant's knowledge and ability regarding:

  • Project planning and project management, hence, management of work processes and communication in teams
  • The application of theories and approaches in cognitive science within Joint Cognitive Systems, language technology, interaction design and disability science.

Students shall acquire knowledge and skill on how to plan for and carry out projects within one of the four domains.

Content
The teaching is centered around a project conducted in small groups. The projects can be within the public sector, the industry (fadderföretag) or a research project at the University. At the onset of the course, a small series of lectures introduces project management approaches (e.g., Waterfall model, SCRUM etc.). Moreover, the course consists of a series of seminars where the student projects are planned and presented. At the end of the course will students present their project and project management approach at a final seminar. At this seminar, the group will also get critique on thier project from a fellow student group (opposition).

Projects and seminars
An important part of the course is project planning that include time estimation of activities, milestones, choice of deliverables, budgeting and risk management. All student groups will create plan for their project based on a specific template (handed out). Five seminars are scheduled and they are very much devoted to the project planning. Each seminar has a theme and concrete activity and output that will map directly into sections in the project plan; activity scheduling, budgeting and risk management etc. Part 1 is finalised with a seminar where all groups present their project plan and submit it to the course management.


Part 1: Project planning (Aug - Sept)

An important part of the course is project planning that include time estimation of activities, milestones, choice of deliverables, budgeting and risk management. All student groups will create plan for their project based on a specific template (handed out). Five seminare are scheduled and they are very much devoted to the project planning. Each seminar has a theme and concrete activity and output that will map directly into sections in the project plan; activity scheduling, budgeting and risk management etc. Part 1 is finalised with a seminar where all gruops present their project plan and submit it to the course management.


Part 2: Project execution (Oct - Nov, Week 44)

In Part 2 of the course are the projects performed according to the plan. Support is available in terms of coaching and domain expertise (see below). Part 2 is finalised in a large-format seminar where all projects are presented and analysed (opposition). At the end of the course is the final report sent to the course management.

Coaching and meetings
Coaching is available from the course start. Student groups contact the course management if they need support and a meeting to discuss their plans and approach to the tasks in general. These meetings are 20 minutes maximum and are held at HCS/IDA, Building E.

Expert support
Regarding the domain expert, students are allowed to find a suitable expert at LiU. 10 hours is available for this.


Literature
Darren Dalcher, Lindsey Brodie. Successful IT Projects, Thomson Learning 2007.


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Last updated: 2016-09-02