TEK280, 7.5 credits
Course schedule and curriculum (Opens in new window)

The course is offered as part of engineering education at LTH end is elective for: C4, C4-da and D4.

Aim
The course aims to give understanding for possibilities and limitations that arise where a new technology is used.

Contents
The course starts by looking at how we communicate face-to-face; how we transmit our message, how we communicate multi-modally (language, gesture and gaze direction), how we create understanding, how we deal with expectations, and how we prevent misunderstandings. The objective of this introduction is to raise the awareness about the richness of face-to-face communication that serves as a comparison basis when we look at technical systems. Form: Lectures, exercises, labs, self study.

The course continues with a focus on specific types of technically supported communication. In this moment we explore the following questions: What are the particular possibilities and limitations of each technical communication system, when compared to face-to-face communication? How do we compensate for the social aspects of communication (politeness, humor, irony etc)? How do we compensate for the lack of visual communication (gaze direction, posture)? How do we compensate for the lack of voice information (intonation, laughter, undertones)? How do we compensate for the lack of gestural information?

Form
Lectures, exercises, hands-on, analyses, labs, group discussions, self study.

Assessment
Oral presentation of teamwork and written individual examination.

Would you like to know more?
Contact our guidance counselor at +46 46 222 09 23 or studievagledare@lucs.lu.se

Course coordinator: jana.holsanova@lucs.lu.se

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