Psychology of Pervasive Computing (TUT/IHTE TIE-40106)

Thomas Olsson
Psychology of Pervasive Computing (TUT/IHTE TIE-40106)


After taking the course the student can present the basic information about psychology and apply these in the design of technology and environments. From a technical point of view, the course focuses on pervasive computing environments, such as smart environments and augmentation of human activities with information technology. The psychological topics to be learned include personality, information processing, human memory, motivation, communication, emotions, creativity, group behaviour, organizational psychology, psychology of consumption and aesthetics, and designing for special groups.

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Thomas Olsson
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I'm an enthusiastic UX lover, particularly interested in the subjective experiential implications of information technology. What UX is all about? How to design for UX? How to measure it? How to make it a commercial asset? In research, I’m leading a group of Social Technologies, researching how to enhance social interaction with information technology.