|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||periode 4 (week 17 t/m 27, dwz 23-4-2012 t/m 6-7-2012; herkansing week 34)|
|Participants:||up till now 21 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Note: from now on the schedule is to be found in Osiris|
|Teachers:||Dit is een oud rooster!
|Contents:||In its call for papers, the 2009 conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-2009) states the following:
'It's time for the next generation of user interfaces. People want to do increasingly interesting and complex things with information technologies, but our interfaces need new ways of interacting with people. We can't get to the next generation of user interfaces simply by adding more menus and icons to our already overcrowded screens. Sooner or later, our interfaces need to understand more about what people are doing with them, become self-reflective, and communicate using natural modalities such as speech and gesture.'
In this seminar we will study the principles behind virtual coaching, a sophisticated example of a so called cooperative assistant. We will in particular focus on calming technology, i.e. technology that uses behavior changing strategies to reduce people's stress. Among others, the following topics will be studied in this seminar: embodied and social agents, virtual assistance, behavior changing strategies, persuasive technology and calming technology.
|Literature:||The literature consists of research papers, all of which are available in electronic form.|
|Course form:||This course is set up as a seminar. It challenges the participants to acquire and disseminate knowledge about a complex subject in an interactive way. The moderators make a pre-selection of relevant research papers and web references. However, the students take the lead on proposing, preparing and presenting topics. Participants will work in groups of 2 or 3 students on a joint project. Group meetings are mandatory.|
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.|