2024 Fundamentals of Situated Interaction


Wendy Mackay
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon

M1, M2, PhD

Fundamentals of Situated Interaction applies the principles of instrumental interaction and co-adaptation to the design of interactive systems.


Fundamentals of Situated Interaction is designed for advanced students in Human-Computer Interaction. The course deconstructs the concept of interaction, and then uses the principles of Instrumental Interaction and Co-Adaptation to generate innovative interactive systems.

Please note: The course website and its content are solely for students enrolled in the 2021-2022 Masters programs at Université Paris-Saclay. The instructors' material (slides and audio recordings) may not to be distributed without the author's written consent, and copyrighted materials (such as articles) are only made available under the fair use exception to copyright law.


Class meets every Thursday afternoon from 14:00 to 17:00 (2pm - 5pm) in room E107 PUIO Building.
Note that attendance is required, since you will need time to accomplish all the assignments. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you will be late or cannot attend a session.

Thu 11 Jan Lectures: Course Introduction, Generative Theory, Instrumental Interaction
Thu 18 Jan Lecture: Instruments and substrates
Thu 25 Jan Instruments and substrates review
Tue 29 Jan - 9:30-12:30 in room D101 Lecture: Co-adaptation
Thu 01 Feb
Thu 08 Feb
Thu 15 Feb Final presentations


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