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Module code:PSYCGI15(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Affective Interaction
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Nadia Berthouze
Organiser's location:MPEB, room 8.24
Organiser's email:n.berthouze@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Module is optional for students on MSc in HCI-E. 
Module outline:Coursework 2,500-3,000 words. 
Module aims:The aims of the module are to give students familiarity with a range of methods for designing and evaluating systems (including robots) that are aware of, support and regulate the affective experience of the user.  
Module objectives:The aim of this module is to introduce students to the emerging field of affective interaction by bringing together research and methodologies from cognitive psychology (affective science) and HCI. The first part of the module will aim at giving the students a basic introduction to the theory of emotion from psychology and neuroscience viewpoints and to understand its importance in human decision and communication processes. The second part will focus on the challenges in designing and evaluating systems that are capable of affectively interacting with humans. Methods to design, measure and influence the affective experience will be taught. Examples of current applications (e.g. in entertainment, education, health, therapy, rehabilitation, service robotics) will be used to identify problems and design solutions. Finally, the ethical implications (e.g., privacy) of affective interactive systems will be discussed.  
Key skills provided by module:Knowledge and understanding of:Concepts related to affective processes in humans, theoretical affective models and methods to model and design for affective user experience
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Apply theories of affective processes to practical case studies. Present well founded arguments relating theory to practice
Practical skills:Designing and evaluating affective interactive systems by reference to relevant theory
Transferable skills: Group work; Presentation skills; Reflect on design process  
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PSYCGI15 
Module assessment:Coursework 100.00%.
 
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Taking this module as an option?: 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8784 
Last updated:2013-03-21 08:31:33 by ucacrbe