UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING 2009 (TDA 471) 7.5
IMPORTANT: Granskning: Monday 12th April, 14-15, Torg 3.
IMPORTANT: Course results will be delayed to due reduced teacher capacity. Expected date of report in LADOK: 2010:02:22
Welcome to this year's Ubicomp student exhibition! On Wednesday
16th December, the Interaction Design and Intelligent
System Design Master students at Chalmers / IT-University in
exhibit concepts and prototypes they have develop during this fall's
ubicomp project course. Come take a look and test out their interactive
The following projects will be exhibited:
Cool Alarm clock: The Cool Alarm clock that helps you to wake up in time.
aMIR: The bathroom mirror that you can’t live without!
Dustbuster: A RC Vacuum Cleaner. Have fun and vacuum at the same time.
Intelligent alarm: Sleep and reminder alarm. Light and music (induces)your sleep.
Sustainable Painting: Is a dynamic painting which changes its picture depending on the household´s energy consumption.
Easy Music Player: Use physical objects to interact with a digital music library.
UbiDating: A wearable dating device that vibrates when a match is found.
TrashAware: An aware TrashCan that reminds you of your sustainability using fuzzy glowing pyramids.
HUD Mirror: Will improve your experience of your bathroom!
Weather bowl: The Weather Bowl consists of a lamp which receives weather data updates from the Internet. Read more in the website.
Project M: Notice me.
PhyLi-project: A tangible game that helps kids learning grammar.
Plexi Board: a prototype, which helps the lecturer to use projections as a white/black board.
RUGged Nails: A system that would allow visitors to follow the progression of other patrons thorugh the museum space unintrusively.
Don't Look: Cover your eyes, listen to reas
| The information on this website will be
updated and is subject to change!
This course is organized by IDC | Interaction Design Collegium at
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of
Technology. It is being held at the IT-University
in Göteborg, as a
part of the
Interaction Design programme.
Contact: All contact with teachers and assistants during course.
For hand-in, a Gmail account will be established, and announced here.
Content and Aim
The concept of ubiquitous
with a world where computational technology and services permeate
almost everything around us, yet fulfils human needs far better than
most technology does today. This project course aims to give insights
theory and philosophy of ubiquitous computing as well as practical
skills in developing such systems. The course consists of both
theoretical and practical parts. The theoretical part will present the
history and development of ubiquitous computing from research to
applications. Relevant technology such as sensors, actuators and
various so-called smart materials will be presented from a perspective
of human interaction and use. Literature seminars provide additional
theoretical grounding and reflection, with in-depth discussion
of classical ubiquitous computing projects, critical approaches to the
field, and design methods. The practical
mainly of a large project where students in small groups define and
develop a working prototype of an embedded computer system with novel
interface components using sensors and actuators, in combination with
user studies. Students also have to write a report and a short paper,
their project on a
website, present it publicly during an exhibition, and pass a home exam
about topics of ubiquitous computing.
The course also includes a few extra activities that
take place outside
of the regular schedule and are not graded. These include guest
seminars, design exercises
or field visits. Students might also be required to attend events that
take place in the city, as well as
relevant seminars at other institutions (TBA).
Lectures will be given in English, and reports and home exams
shall be written in English (UK or US). Successful completion of the
course gives 7.5 ECTS.
The course will require active participation in all teaching
. Understand and reflect on the theory and philosophy of ubiquitous
. Reflect upon the effects of a society where computational technology
permeates every aspect of our lives
. Discuss and criticize designs in the area of ubiquitous computing
. Design computational things using non-traditional ways of realising
the interaction between man and machine
. Understand how computational technology can be understood and used as
a material for design of interactive systems
. Apply knowledge of hardware, software and other design materials into
the design of artefacts with embedded information technology
. Carry out the development of a prototype of a ubiquitous computing
system from concept development to working prototype
. Present and document your work through both oral and written
A course in Human-Computer Interaction and the courses Physical
Computing and Graphical Interfaces (or equivalent) are required.
The course consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and project work.
There will also be time allocated for project supervision.
To pass the course you must
participate actively in all part of the course. In particular you must
complete the course project,
in groups, and hand in an individual home exam.
The final grade is a combination of the result in the group project and
the individual home exam.
(Chalmers), U, G, VG (GU). The course can also, at the
students' request, be marked according to ECTS standards.
regarding TDA471 2008
regarding TDA471 2007
regarding TDA470 2006
regarding TDA470 2005
regarding TDA470 2004
Morten Fjeld (MF), PhD, Associate Professor, t2i Lab, IDC, CSE, Chalmers
Johan Sandsjoe (SJ), MSc, Interaction Design Consultant at Hidden Interaction
Ravnsborg (OR), BSc Electrical Engineering, Chalmers
Pooya Keshtiari (PK), MSc student Intelligent Systems Design, Chalmers
Amir Sabbagh Pour (ASP), MSc student Intelligent Systems Design, Chalmers
Farshid Jafari Harandi (FJH), MSc student Intelligent Systems Design, Chalmers
|:| Martin Hjulstroem (MJ), MSc student Interaction Design, Chalmers
Course responsible and Examiner:
|:| Morten Fjeld (MF), IDC, CSE, Chalmers
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