- INFO340 - Interactive Systems Design (18 points; first semester only)
The foundations of human-computer interaction, usability engineering and usability evaluation, visual design, the processes and techniques used in requirements analysis, and the impact of advanced interface technologies such as multimedia and intelligent systems on future interaction paradigms. A "standard" HCI curriculum overview is taught in the lectures. The tutorials are used to write an essay and to implement low-fi and hi-fi prototypes (e.g. using MS Expression Studio / Silverlight)
- INFO410 - Multimedia Information Systems (full year, 36 points)
Theories, interaction, and technologies for developing multimedia systems: the development of multimedia databases, interactive media, animation, virtual reality, digital video and audio in a number of application domains such as education, entertainment, and cultural heritage. This year this course is delivered in a very different way: the students are working on a commercial product evaluation and development process.
- INFO480 / SENG480 / TELE480 - Dissertation or Case Study (full year, 36 points)
A research project on a topic of particular interest to the student, including a literature review.
Possible topics for your thesis (for 2011/12):
- Empirical: Testing Perceptions and Beliefs with the Augmented Mirror Box (AMB) (together w/ Psychology): The AMB is a novel hard- and software system developed at this university. It allows for some kind of magic illusions which leads to interesting science as well as to therapeutic uses. If you are interested in bleeding edge science and empirical research into the use of ICT then consider this as your thesis topic. Supervised by Holger, Simon and Liz Franz (Psychology).
- Implementation and Empirical: Augmented Reality on a Smart Phone: The aim of this project is to augment real buildings with virtual architecture. Our example case is the visualisation of different alternatives Dunedin buildings of public interest. Based on our existing mobile AR system you will design an experiment eventually to be run in Dunedin involving participants from the street. IT skills, organisational talent and interest in cutting edge technology are the ingredients you should bring. Supervised by Holger and Simon.
- We are also contributing lectures, seminars, and tutorials to:
- DESI313 - Environmental Design Theory (Design Studies Department)
- COMP111 - Information and Communications Technology (Information Science Department)
- BSNS106 - Information and Communication in Organisations (School of Business core)
- SURV412 - Geovisualisation and Cartography (School of Surveying)