Opção 2 (MEI) ( Interacção Personificada ) - Engenharia Informática - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 1 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2010/11
Scientific Area: IHC
Level: Avançado

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical-Pratical: 32.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 32.00
Tutorial: 16.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Engenharia Informática - Engenharia de Software 2009/10
Engenharia Informática - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2010/11
Design de Media Interativos - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2017/18
Professional Master in Human-Computer Interaction - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2010/11

Teaching Staff

Diogo Nuno Crespo Ribeiro Cabral
Diogo Nuno Crespo Ribeiro Cabral

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico-prático
Ensino prático e laboratorial
Orientação tutorial

Course Information

Course Objectivs

This course aims the study of interactions that use both physical and tangible computing as communication interfaces between the user and physical and social contexts. It aims to provide knowledge of how technology can be used as a tool of communication and awareness of the social (e.g., personal communication) and the physical (e.g., interaction with a map) contexts as well as the user as an actuator in these contexts, directly (e.g., sharing of professional information) or indirectly (e.g., the representation of emotional states on the working environment). It will include theoretical and practical knowledge and will involve the development of an embodied interaction prototype.

Evaluation Criteria

- 1 essay

- 1 oral discussion on the essay

- 1 project

Program Resume (get program detail)

- Introduction of Embodied Interaction;
- Tangible computing;
- Social computing (ethnographic methods);
- Awareness computing, sensors and actuators.
- Arduino; Android.

Main Bibliography

Dourish, P., ?Where the action is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction?, MIT Press. 2001. ISBN 0262541785.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Proceedings of the TEI: International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

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