For the Fall semester 2023, we are looking for Tutors for the "People-Oriented Computing” course (AINF1168), taught by Professor Elaine Huang.
Course units include:
Developments in technology have had a profound impact on people and the world in which we live, work, and interact. These developments are simultaneously enabling and challenging, and the co-evolution of computing and people's use of it has led to important issues for the design, development, adoption of technology, as well as the understanding of its impact on how we live. This course provides an introduction to human-oriented aspects of computing and serves as a foundation for further study in people-oriented computing. Fundamental human issues of technology will be covered at the level of individuals, groups, organizations, and society. The course will provide a general introduction to key areas in people-oriented computing, and touch upon relevant topics such as roles and potential careers in computing, methods, and approaches employed in these areas, and future directions for technology.
Send an email to Dr. Anton Fedosov (email@example.com), Luise Arn (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Clara-Maria Barth (email@example.com) with the subject "People-Oriented Computing Tutor”.
Your application should include a 1) brief CV (please mention whether you have taken HCI Lecture and/or HCI Seminar), and 2) your transcripts (grades of all the courses you have taken so far in your MSc/BSc studies). Applications are on a first come, first serve basis. Suitable applicants will be called in for a short informal interview in June/July.
For a research project we are looking for a student to look at children’s media and use our framework to analyze depictions of artificial intelligence. The student will be supervised by Lu Arn.
While there are studies suggesting different depictions might have an influence on our perception of intelligent technology [e.g., Mubin et al., 2015], there is little research on how intelligent technology is commonly depicted. Since we are hoping to explore storytelling as an educational instrument for intelligent technology education, it is imperative to gain knowledge on how storytelling is currently used to depict intelligent technology. By analyzing these depictions for common portrayals and common characteristics, such as an all-knowing software or an advanced voice user-interface, we plan work together with a variety of experts to identify elements and patterns that either might be useful to enhance data and AI literacy or might inhibit it.
Send an email to Lu Arn (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject "Independent Study”. Your application should include a 1) a short cover letter 2) a brief CV (please mention whether you have taken the HCI or POC Lecture and/or HCI Seminar), and 3) your transcripts (grades of all the courses you have taken so far in your MSc/BSc studies).