Category: Courses

Kierrätyssovellus ja puhuvia roska-astioita

Ihmisen ja teknologian vuorovaikutus 2: Suunnittelu  -kurssilla kevään suomenkielisessä toteutuksessa opiskelijoiden tehtäväksi annettiin suunnitella palvelukonsepti, jolle ainoa tavoite oli se, että suunniteltava palvelu jollakin tavalla motivoisi opiskelijoita jollakin elämän alueella. Siitä eteenpäin opiskelijatiimit saivat vapaasti pohtia ja ideoida, kerätä haastattelujen avulla käyttäjätarpeita ja suunnitella sovellusta prototyyppiasteelle asti. Kurssin lopussa tiimit esittelivät palveluideoitaan ”virtuaalimessuilla”, joiden jälkeen opiskelijat äänestivät yhtä mielestään mielenkiintoisinta palveluideaa. Tässä blogissa puheenvuoron saa Team Kameleontit, jonka palveluidea ”Kierrätyskamu” voitti äänestyksen. Kameleontit, olkaa hyvät!

What on the earth is happening? It's a cultural show!

Something extraordinary was happening in Hervanta campus, Tietotalo on 23.3. and 24.3. Some students had painted their faces according to Día de Muertos, we could see some paper theater, and experience colorful stories from different cultures. This is Cross-Cultural Design course, and it's the mid checkpoint for the students' projects. We decided to do it in a creative and innovative way this time, to celebrate to be back at the campus again!

User Experience in Robotics presentation and demo session

It was an exciting Friday morning, 10th of December, 2021. User Experience in Robotics (UXRO) course presentation and demo session was about to start. The presentation session is the diamond of the the course, as we are all able to see and experience the work conducted in the course. This year, we organized this session in a hybrid mode, which caused a little bit of hassle with all the involved technologies.

Digital Storytelling in Psychology in Human-Technology Interaction course

Already for the second time, we had an assignment about Digital Storytelling in the course called Psychology in Human-Technology Interaction. Last year, this assignment was very successful, producing 64 digital stories made by the students. This year, we got 79 stories, and I was very amazed of the quality of them. The students of this course are indeed amazing storytellers, and they have done it in a very creative and personal ways. Enjoy the stories!

COMP.530 Bare Metal Rust – Hands-on Rust for Embedded Programmers

COMP.530 Bare Metal Rust starts with a motivational talk and a basic info session on Monday 30.8. at 14:15. Enroll now :) The course will see students complete exercises aimed at teaching the basics of writing Rust for an embedded microcontroller. A graduate of the course will be able to navigate the embedded Rust ecosystem, write a Rust driver, and design their own IoT/ASIC/SoC applications using the best available Rust tools.

Designing Serious Games, an international interdisciplinary course between Brunel University and Tampere University

Pandemic times have changed the way we do everything. Education is one of the fields that has changed more drastically. Since visiting campuses is not possible, the world forced learning institutions to be reinvented. With the changes, new opportunities to collaborate have emerged like this union between Brunel University and Tampere University. These two universities joined forces to create a new course concept, combining interactive lectures with work sessions to develop serious games. This course is part of an educational innovation project: Joint seed corn projects building digital internationalization on education.

Cross-Compiling Rust to Run on PYNQ-Z1

The PYNQ-Z1 is a versatile hardware platform used within many of our courses. Using xsct, the Xilinx Command Line Tool, one can run software on PYNQ without an operating system (OS) - a method known as bare metal. We repurposed these tools to create an executable from Rust code instead of the usual C. This will allow students to practice writing drivers and embedded software in a modern programming language.