Emergent User interfaces
After taking the course the student understands interaction techniques that deviate from the usual interfaces between human and computer, and has practical experience of building applications with such interaction.
The course gives an overview of new and emerging UI paradigms that go beyond traditional WIMP interfaces. These include tangible interaction, multimodal interaction (audio, haptic, smell and taste) and the various sensors and sensing techniques and technologies used to implement them. A significant proportion of the course is spent on hands-on project work, where students will collaborate to implement a novel user interface (most likely tangible) using electronic prototyping tools and software (most likely Arduino).