2023 Fundamentals of Situated Interaction


Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Professor Université Paris-Saclay
Wendy Mackay, Research Director, Inria

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. Students will be asked to read and discuss research papers, perform a series of exercises, and then add new entries to the HCI Interaction Museum.

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 107 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.

12 Jan Lectures: Course Introduction, Generative Theory + Exercises #1, #2, #3
19 Jan Lecture: Human-Computer Partnerships + Exercises #4, #5, #6
26 Jan Lecture: Generative Theories of Interaction+Exercises #7, #8
02 Feb Lecture: Human-Computer Partnerships
09 Feb Lecture: Levels of Analysis
16 Feb Project time
23 Feb Final presentations


Workspace & group reports