Materials from "Designing Human-Centred Pervasive Systems" - Summer School in cooperation with BEST (University of Patras Chapter)

BEST Patras Summer Course 2014 took place in Patras, Greece on 13-23th of July. Together with the students running the local BEST chapter, we organised this summer course involving 24 students from all over Europe. The purpose was to provide an introduction to Ubiquitous Computing and teach the students the process of converting an idea for a mobile app, to a design that can be tested with real participants.

Here you can find attached all the lecture and interactive session slides from the course. The topics are as follows:

Lecture 1: Introduction to the basic principles of ubiquitous computing
Lecture 2: Mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous devices and system architectures
Lecture 3: The concept of ambient intelligence and the Internet of Things
Lecture 4: Human-Centred interaction design for ubiquitous computing
Lecture 5: Tools for discovering and validating requirements for ubiquitous systems
Lecture 6: Experiment design and evaluation methodology

Interactive Session 1: From idea to planning
Interactive Session 2: Basic Prototype design
Interactive Session 3: Working Prototype Design
Interactive Session 4: Planning an evaluation
Interactive Session 5: Carrying out an evaluation
Final Interactive Session: Presentation of evaluation results