Advanced Interface Design
This course focuses on paradigms, methods and tools used in the construction of complex multimodal interfaces between users and artefacts.
Students will learn to build and use interfaces and artefacts that can engage subjects during perceptual/behavioural task and will be given the tools to be able to capture and measure different characteristics of the performed tasks and deliver feedback.
Covering the different phases of this closed loop experience we will learn:
- The basics of sensing technologies and we will learn how to use existing devices and how to build our own.
- How transfer data through communication protocols and how to process it with examples of measures that we can extract.
- How to deliver feedback through actuation using motors, displays, leds.
Robots are great tools to learn and practice sensor actuator loops. We will learn basic principles of robotic systems using a mobile Arduino based robotic platform that we developed at SPECS group.