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School of Psychology
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PSP3049112, A.A. 2015/16

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COGNITIVE ERGONOMY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUCIANO GAMBERINI M-PSI/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 12/10/2015
End of activities 15/01/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 GAMBERINI LUCIANO (Presidente)
ORSO VALERIA (Membro Effettivo)
PLUCHINO PATRIK (Membro Effettivo)
SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 GAMBERINI LUCIANO (Presidente)
ORSO VALERIA (Membro Effettivo)
PLUCHINO PATRIK (Membro Effettivo)
SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 GAMBERINI LUCIANO (Presidente)
PLUCHINO PATRIK (Membro Effettivo)
SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 GAMBERINI LUCIANO (Presidente)
ORSO VALERIA (Membro Effettivo)
PLUCHINO PATRIK (Membro Effettivo)
SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: English language
Target skills and knowledge: The course introduces Cognitive Ergonomics and the domain of Human-Computer interaction. To get an overview of the topics dealt with by these disciplines, please refer to the web site of HTLab ( and to the Facebook page of the group: HTLab - Human Technology Lab.
Examination methods: Attending students: oral (test will occur during the course)
Non attending students: Oral
Assessment criteria: Theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge connected to the research and professional activity in Ergonomics and HCI. Ability to work together and in group.
Course unit contents: Theoretical bases of cognitive ergonomics
Methods to study human-computer interaction
Measurement tools and research technology (Eye Tr., EDA, EMG, HR, NIRS)
Information visualization
Interaction design (designing interaction, collaborative design, methods and techniques)
Usability and user experience
Accessibility and universal design
Pervasive, ubiquitous, mobile technologies and the Internet of Things
Virtual environments and augmented reality
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will rely heavily on interactive sessions, guided experimentation, focus groups, lab exercises, workshop in physical presence and telepresence. Didactic laboratories and supplementary seminars will be offered during the class along with on-line material.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts and tools for lab activities (attending students only)

Human Computer Interaction (2012) L. Gamberini, L. Chittaro e F. PaternĂ² (Eds). Pearson, Italia (capitoli 1-7)

Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction (2008) P. Cairn and A. Crox. Cambridge University Press
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gamberini L., Chittaro L., PaternĂ² F., Human Computer Interaction. Torino: Pearson, 2012. capitoli 1-7 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cairn P., Crox A., Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo