Ambient Intelligence OpenCourseWare: Free Online Graduate Level Course by MIT on the Study of Human-Computer Interaction

Published Jan 30, 2009

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Imagine a world where you are encircled by intuitive and intelligence interfaces that respond to your personal preferences and personality and that are embedded in objects used everyday. MIT offers free OpenCourseWare covering 'Ambient Intelligence' that explores the technology available today to create such a world and envisions future technology based on Human-Computer Interaction. This is a graduate-level course that was offered to Media Arts and Sciences students at MIT.

Ambient Intelligence: Course Specifics

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Ambient Intelligence: Course Description

'Ambient Intelligence' OpenCourseWare is an overview of the current concept for HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). The original course, taught by Professor Patricia Maes in a lecture format, seeks to understand enabling technologies and goes on to study applications and experiments. The course looks at related areas, such as smart environments, augmented and blended realities, wearable computing, ubiquitous computing and intelligent interfaces. Lectures and assignments predominately cover how systems work and interact with humans and briefly touch on the social and cultural impact of these interactions. Projects encourage students to develop their own innovative technology and its uses.

In this free OpenCourseWare, you'll find a selection of lecture notes, a reading list with students' responses, web links to available readings and completed projects. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the human-computer interaction course page.

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