Technology vs Psychology? CZECH this out!

General description

Technology and psychology, two completely different things you say? WRONG!

Have you ever wondered why are computers, machines and products designed the way they are? Why are graphical user interfaces like that? Why does a computer mouse look the way it does? Or how do our emotions affect the way we use electronic devices and vice versa? How do we react under cognition and emotion overload? Would you like to know how to design an advertisement so that it attaches everyone’s attention?

The answer is within human-computer and human-machine interaction (HCI & HMI)! This interdisciplinary course is going to be all about ergonomy, cognitive psychology, product design and positive user experience and intuitive interaction. :)

What if I told you that you can learn all this cool stuff and much more in the heart of Europe, Awesome Prague?! You are going to explore this awesome city "of the hundred spires". Discover its pulsing nightlife and unique historical atmosphere. You’ll also meet new friends throughout the whole Europe and the Czech culture. I believe you won’t leave disappointed.

So what are you waiting for? Send us your motivational letter, and experience all this on your own!

Don’t be shy, just apply!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Industrial Engineering , Industrial Management , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mechanical Engineering , Multimedia and Communication Design , Production Engineering/Management
Content and topics:
Main topics of this course are human-computer and human-machine interaction, engineering psychology, cognitive psychology, interaction design, multi-agent system and neuroscience. Ergonomy and also observing the user experience.
Learning goals and objectives:
The goal is to understand how does human psychology affect the interaction between human and machine or computer. The course also aims at how to adapt the equipment and environment to people, based upon their psychological capacities and limitations.
Examination type:
Project presentation, written multiple-choice test
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter and answers to the questions below (show us how creative you are!)

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dormitories close to the university
Three meals a day, at least one served hot. Cooked by the organizers or the school canteen.
Public transport (tickets will be provided by the organizers), train to the weekend trip location.