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CHI 2016 is approaching fast. It is time to register for the courses you
want to attend. 
 
Have you ever wondered if your design really supports all user tasks you
wanted? 
Are you puzzled when someone talks about task-based approaches to assess UI
usability?
Have you experienced trouble with assessing the effectiveness of your
applications doing standard evaluations? 
Do you faced troubles when assessing users’ workload and performance?

Answers to these questions are provided in our course #C16 on Tuesday
afternoon on “Designing and Assessing Interactive Systems Using Task Models”

In this course you learn how to use task models to support all the above
activities based on the HAMSTERS tool provided to all attendees. No worries
the tool comes with a variety of examples from small (easy to grasp)
examples to large scale models extracted from case studies in the fields of
aeronautics, space and entertainment. 

Please feel free to contact us if you need further information about the
course.

Philippe and Célia.
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Tuesday, May 10th : 14:00 - 17:40  (2-session course)

Organisers:
Philippe Palanque (ICS-IRIT, University of Toulouse 3), Célia Martinie
(ICS-IRIT, University of Toulouse 3)
http://www.irit.fr/recherches/ICS/people/palanque 

Benefits:
This course takes a practical approach to the principles, methods and tools
in task modelling. Part 1 is introductory while Part 2 is interactive
hands-on exercises about how to "do-it-right".

Description:
This two-part course takes a practical approach to the principles, methods
and tools in task modelling. Part 1: A non-technical introduction
demonstrates that task models support successful design of interactive
systems. Foundations of task models are introduced followed by a review of
notations and tools for describing users’ tasks. Three simple real-life
examples are used throughout this introduction. Part 2: A more technical
interactive hands-on exercise of how to "do-it-right" e.g. How to go from
task analysis to task models? How to assess (through analysis and
simulation) that a task model is correct? How to identify complexity of user
tasks and how to reduce it? How to identify tasks that are good candidate
for migration either towards automation or other users? Audience: HCI
researchers, practitioners, and students. No prior knowledge of task
modeling is required. Teaching Methods: Lecture, interactive exercises
supported by software tool (HAMSTERS – provided to attendees).

Instructors’ Background:
Prof. Philippe Palanque research work is on bringing together Usability and
Reliability in Interactive Systems. He has been working for over 20 years to
integrate task modeling in the design on Interactive Systems using scalable
notations and interactive tools. He has been teaching task modeling in
various places e.g. University of Toulouse (France), University of Salzburg
(Austria) and University of Granada (Spain). Philippe has been the recipient
of the IFIP Silver Core award, is a member of the Distinguished Speaker
Program at ACM and was the general co-chair of CHI 2014. Célia Martinie is
Assistant Professor in Computer Science at University Toulouse 3. Philippe
and Célia both have applied task modeling techniques to various application
areas including interactive cockpits at Airbus, satellite ground segments
and Air Traffic Management workstations but also to other consumer
electronic systems such as games and interactive TV. 
This course has been taught for the first time at CHI 2015 and has also been
taught at the Brazilian conference in HCI (IHC 2015).

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