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Course syllabus B-ROCS - Human-Machine Interface (FEEIT - WS 2018/2019)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Course unit code: B-ROCS
Course unit title: Human-Machine Interface
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
laboratory/construction practice1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 3
Recommended semester/trimester: Applied Informatics - bachelor (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Electronics - bachelor (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Robotics and Cybernetics - bachelor (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Telecommunications - bachelor (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
assesment, examination
Assesment: Succesful commitment of semestral tasks (max. 40 points), obtaining at least 20 from 40 possible points
Examination: Awarded assesment, accomplishing of written examination (max. 60 points)
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The subject is aimed on student’s survey in new trends and development philosophy in the area of human – machine interface. The student should obtain an overview of used technologies and technical background and apply the overall image in context of higher scholarly subjects.
Course contents:
Introduction to HMI. Natural communication, types of human-machine interfaces.
Human perception and recognition. Psychology of users, attention, thinking, perception of visual, sound and haptic incitements. Design rules for good user interface.
Sound interaction. Basics of acoustics. Psychoacoustics. Input/output sound sensors: microphones loudspeakers, etc. Sound interface applications: recognition, syntheses, identification, etc..
Visual interface, properties of light. Perception of light by humans. Applications for visual modality: recognition, identification of faces, objects, etc. Input output sensors for visual interface: cameras, displays, etc.
Other modalities: smell, touch, taste. Technologies, applications, sensors.
Brain-coputer interface: applications, concepts, sensors.
Concept of combined reality, virtual reality, technologies, existing scientific and commercial projects.
Recommended or required reading:
Alan Dix, Janet Finlay, Gregory Abowd, and Russell Beale (2003): Human–Computer Interaction. 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall, 2003
Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant: Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition) , 5th ed., Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2009
Yvonne Rogers, Helen Sharp & Jenny Preece: Interaction Design: Beyond Human–Computer Interaction, 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2011

Language of instruction: slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 397

9,8 %27,0 %36,3 %15,9 %3,8 %7,2 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Juraj Kačur, PhD. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor)
Ing. Ivan Minárik (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Adam Polakovič (examiner, instructor)
Last modification: 11. 9. 2018
Supervisor: Ing. Juraj Kačur, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 09/11/2018.

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