HMI759 Narrative and Human-Computer-Interaction, 5 p
||Leif Dahlberg email@example.com
||Knowledge corresponding to a basic course in Human-Computer
Interaction is desirable. Previous background in cognitive psychology, communication,
film, literature, and social studies is an advantage
||To give a theoretical understanding of different kinds of
narrative, narration, and narrativity. To make use of this knowledge in
designing Human-Computer-Interaction and other forms of interaction design.
||Technical developments in the past decade have stressed the
importance on the usability of HCI interfaces and on the intelligent design
of information (in particular as used on graphic displays found on the cellular
telephone, personal computer, and television media that are rapidly merging
into one another). It has become evident that people increasingly are in
need of tools both conceptual and practical in order to handle and comprehend
the wide variety of information now a part of their everyday life. For these
reasons narrative techniques are seen as valuable aids in designing HCI.
In this course narrative is a powerful device for handling information and
has the advantage of being more or less universal and though invented by
man it appears to be natural and does not have to been learned. The course
investigates and develops the possible uses of narrative, narration, and
narrativity in designing Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) as well as other
forms of interaction design.
||A collection of articles will be distributed. The articles
will cover the following fields: human cognition and self-understanding;
literary theory; literary competence; techniques and designs for story telling;
remediation; discourse and literary genres; plot and plotting; as well as
the future of fiction and story telling.th.se
||Active participation in seminars and lectures. Presentation
in the group of selected readings. Course diaries. Completed individual
||Classes Seminars will run approximately once a week from March
to May, 2003.