Human-computer interaction, advanced course
7,5 hp (5DV048), spring 2013
Course literature



Main textbook

Carroll, John M. (2003). HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks. Elsevier Science. ISBN: 1-55860-808-7

This book is out of print. You find alternative texts and articles below. They are available from the university library web site and the Internet. If you have access to the main textbook, follow the reading instructions in the schedule.


Lecture January 22: Introduction and Activity analysis

Introduction: Jonathan Grudin. (2006) Is HCI Homeless? In Search of Inter-Disciplinary Status. (2006) Interactions, 13, (1), (January + February). pp 54-59

Donald Norman. (2005) Human-Centered Design Considered Harmful. Interactions, 12 (4), (July + August). pp. 14-19 

Webb version of chapter 11 in the main textbook:

Activity theory: Olav W. Bertelsen & Susanne Bødker (2003). Activity Theory. Chapter 11 in Carroll, John M. (2003). HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks. Elsevier Science. (OBSERVE the specific login instruction as guest to access the documents!)

Additional texts on Activity theory:
Beaudouin-Lafon, M. 2004. Designing interaction, not interfaces. In Proceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual interfaces (Gallipoli, Italy, May 25 - 28, 2004). AVI '04. ACM, New York, NY, 15-22. Has to be downloaded at the unversity or by using CAS login.

Kaptelinin, Victor, Nardi, Bonnie, & Macaulay, Catriona (1999). The Activity Checklist: A Tool for Representing the “Space” of Context. Interactions: new visions of human-computer interaction, 6 (4), 27-39. (available through the university library e-journals).

Tan, Stella & Gavin, Melles. 2010. An activity theory focused case study of graphic designers' tool-mediated activities during the conceptual design phase. Design Studies 31, 461-478. (available through the university library e-journals)

Lecture January 25: Activity analysis contd.

Alternative texts to chapter 9 in the main textbook:


Moira Chin et al. (2002). Cognitive Work Analysis of the Command and Control Work Domain.

Sanderson, Penelope (1998). Cognitive Work Analysis and the Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Computer Interactive Systems click on sanderson-cwa-hci.pdf

Fidel, R., Pejtersen, A.M. (2004). From Information Behavior Research to the Design of Information Systems: the Cognitive Work Analysis Framework. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 10(1). (click on paper210.html)

Distributed Cognition:

Halverson, Christine A. (2002). Activity Theory and Distributed Cognition: Or What Does CSCW Need to DO with Theories? Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 11 (1-2), 243-267. (available through the university library e-journals).

Edwin Hutchins (1995). How a cockpit remembers its speeds. Cognitive Science, 19, 265-288.

Lecture February 1 Part I: Task analysis

HTA: Shepherd, Andrew (1998). HTA as a framework for task analysis. Ergonomics, Vol. 41, issue 11, 1537-1552. (available through the university library e-journals).

Ormerod, T.C. & Shepherd, A. (2004). Using task analysis for information requirements specification: The SGT method. Chapter in D. Diaper & N. Stanton (Eds.): The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Alternative text to chapter 4 in the main textbook:

Task Analysis and GOMS: Bonnie E. John and David E. Kieras (1996). The GOMS family of user interface analysis techniques: comparison and contrast. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Volume 3 , Issue 4, pages: 320 - 351 (available through the university library e-journals).
Section 2.3 is optional to read.

Lecture February 1 Part II: Role and work division

Participatory design: Finn Kensing & Jeanette Blomberg (1998). Participatory Design: Issues and Concerns. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Vol 7, no 3-4, 167-185 (available through the university library e-journals).

User-driven design: Fisher & Herrmann (2011). Socio-Technical Systems - A Meta-Design Perspective. International Journal for Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 3(1), 1-33.

Prototyping: Elizabeth Gerber, (2012). The psychological experience of prototyping. Design Studies Vol. 33, pp 64-84. (available through the university library e-journals and here)

Lecture 5 February: Outcome 1: Behaviour change

Motivation: Self-Determination Theory on Wikipedia

Design: Fogg, BJ.: A Behavior Model for Persuasive Design. Persuasive?09, April 26-29, Claremont, California, USA. 

Design: Harri Oinas-Kukkonen. Behavior Change Support Systems: A Research Model and Agenda. Thomas Ploug, Per F. V. Hasle, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen (Eds.): Persuasive Tech-nology, 5th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2010, LNCS 6137, Springer 2010 

Example of physical activity: Consolvo, S., Everitt, K., Smith, I., & Landay, J. A. Design requirements for technologies that encourage physical activity. In proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI) 457-466, (2006)

Example 2 with tailored feedback: Nathalie Colineau, Cecile Paris.: Motivating reflection about health within the family: the use of goal setting and tailored feedback. UMUAI 21(4-5):341-376, 2011. (available within the university)

Lecture 8 February: Outcome 2: Empowerment and autonomy, formal methods

Formal methods: Alan Dix (2003). Upside-Downs and Algorithms--Computational Formalisms and Theory. In Carroll, John M. (2003). HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks. Elsevier Science.

Lecture 22 March: Reviewing course content and focus topics


Referential literature

Monk, A.F, Gilbert, N. (1995). Perspectives on HCI. Diverse Approaches. Academic Press. ISBN: 0-12-504575-1

Recommended articles:

  • Hasu, Mervi & Engeström, Yrjö (2000). Measurement in Action: An Activity-Theoretical Perspective on Producer-User Interaction. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Vol. 53, issue 1, 61-89. (available through the university library e-journals).
  • Häkkinen, Heidi & Korpela, Mikko (2007). A participatory assessment of IS integration needs in maternity clinics using activity theory. International Journal of Medical Informatics, Vol. 76, issue 11-12, 843-849. (available through the university library e-journals).
  • Suchman, Lucy (1987). Plans and situated actions, Chapters 1&2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Bødker, Susanne (1989). A human activity approach to user interfaces. Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 4, issue 3, 171-195. (available through the university library e-journals).
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