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Swedish Network for PhD courses in HCI

Selected coursEs and seminarS

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The network and how it works

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a broad topic in itself. HCI is also a topic within related fields such as informatics and design. Sweden is a small country but fairly strong in HCI, where PhD education in HCI and related fields are offered by several universities, each within their own area of excellence.

We could, and should, collaborate and learn from each other. In the wake of the pandemic, distance learning and teaching has made a ten-year leap in Swedish academia, including forms of PhD studies. All the pieces are now in place for informal national collaboration on PhD studies in HCI.

Our aim is to offer Swedish PhD students in HCI and related fields a selection of PhD courses and seminars from universities around the country.

 

  • Courses and seminars are offered nationally on a voluntary basis. The course leader is responsible for admission as well as for teaching and examining the course. Please note that the number of participants may be restricted.

  • If you find an interesting course here, get approval from your supervisor and then get in touch with the course leader for more information on how to apply and how the course works. 

  • Once you complete the course, you will obtain a diploma from your course organiser. Take the diploma to your supervisor to get the course credited into your PhD program.

Upcoming courses

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Research ethics in the social sciences

7.5 credits

Period: January-May 2022

This course covers topics related to research ethics in the social sciences, with a focus on ethics in qualitative empirics.

 

Course supervisor:

Annika Waern

Professor in HCI at Uppsala University

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SOUND DESIGN

6 credits

Period: Spring 2022

THE COURSE provides the basis in sound design for communication and sonification. The course will be divided into two parts, where the first part focuses on sound design and communicative/sonification approaches, while the second part will focus on utilizing these concepts and approaches by interdisciplinary team projects.

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Course supervisor:

Niklas Rönnberg

Senior Lecturer at LiU

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Humanistic HCI

4 credits

Period: January-June 2022

THE COURSE  is a reading course on for interaction design-oriented PhD-students. We will study what the humanities can bring to our field.

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Course supervisor:

Kristina Höök

Professor in Interaction Design at KTH

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Ethics of AI and interactive autonomous systems

6 credits

Period: mid Sept 2022 -- mid Jan 2023

THE COURSE  addresses different ethical issues relevant to AI, with a focus on human interaction with autonomous technologies, such as social robots and automated vehicles. The course combines background literature on different ethical theories and frameworks with recent articles on current research issues (e.g. explainable AI) and current debates of societal relevance (e.g. autonomous weapon systems).

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Course supervisor:

Tom Ziemke

Professor of Cognitive Systems at LiU

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DESIGN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Jonas Löwgren, LiU

Will be added Autumn 2021 

 

 

Research ethics in the social sciences

Given by Annika Waern, Uppsala University

Spring 2022

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To be announced

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29.09.21 / 13:15-14:00

Matthew Mauriello

Designing interactive systems for the built environment

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About us

THIS WEBPAGE This webpage and its contents are managed informally by a group of PhD supervisors in HCI and related areas at Swedish universities.

If you are teaching or planning a PhD course that you think might be appropriate to announce here, please get in touch with the steering group.

Current network partners

  • Department of informatics and media, Uppsala.
  • Department of information technology, Uppsala.
  • Division of media technology and interaction design, KTH.
  • Department of computer and information science, Linköping.
  • Division of media and information technology, Linköping.
  • Department of informatics, Umeå.
  • Department of applied IT, Göteborg.
  • Division of interaction design, Chalmers.

 

 

If your department is offering courses that are suitable for the network and if you are interested in joining, please contact the steering group.

Current steering group

Annika Waern, Uppsala University
main contact: annika.waern@im.uu.se

Jonas Löwgren, Linköping University

Eva-Lotta Sallnäs Pysander, KTH