Human-Centered Informatics is concerned with the design, development, and evaluation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in any context where people are involved. ICT systems play an increasingly important role in modern society across all technology-driven sectors, such as business, health, entertainment, learning, government, and beyond.
Within the wider umbrella of Information Science, the master’s programme in Human Centered Informatics at Aalborg University focuses on the intersection of people and technology. This means that students will work directly with the complexity of understanding how people use and interact with digital systems and build an understanding of how to facilitate this process.
Researching, designing and developing ICT systems is one of the big challenges of the 21st century, where information is increasingly digitized. Access to information therefore requires digital systems, and these are incredibly challenging to design, test and implement due to the massive variety in how humans operate. There is a strong need across all IT sectors for experts capable of handling the complex situations that occur when people need to interact with ICT systems.
Courses within the Human-Centered Informatics degree include modules on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), user research, work practices, information systems, online data capture and behavioral analytics, organizational analysis, user testing, design, development, information behavior, learning, and ICT implementation.
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Last updated May 2, 2016