Human Computer Interaction - CO328

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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4 15 (7.5) PROF S Fincher
Medway Autumn
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4 15 (7.5) DR C Li

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

This module provides an introduction to human-computer interaction. Fundamental aspects of human physiology and psychology are introduced and key features of interaction and common interaction styles delineated. A variety of analysis and design methods are introduced (e.g. GOMS. heuristic evaluation, user-centred and contextual design techniques). Throughout the course, the quality of design and the need for a professional, integrated and user-centred approach to interface development is emphasised. Rapid and low-fidelity prototyping feature as one aspect of this.

Details

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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 32
Private study hours: 118
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Canterbury
Out in the World (Staged deliverable, presentation & report (group work)) (12.5%)
Interface Analysis (Report (Individual)) (12.5%)
Interface Design (Staged deliverable (group work)) (50%)
2-hour unseen examination (50%)

Medway
Out in the World (Assignment) (12.5%)
Interface Analysis (Assignment) (12.5%)
Interface Design (Assignment) (50%)
2-hour unseen examination (50%)

Indicative reading

Design of Everyday Things Don Norman, 2002. Basic Books ISBN: 0465067107
Designing for Interaction, Dan Saffer, 2009 New Riders ISBN-10: 0321643399
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 2015, Yvonne Rogers, Helen Sharp, Jenny Preece. John Wiley ISBN-10: 1119020751

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Have a knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with HCI methods and techniques and be able to use these to identify issues of communication between computers and people
Understand how to identify and analyse interaction strengths and weaknesses
Be able to apply appropriate HCI theories and practices to the design, implementation, and evaluation of interfaces
Be able to design (or re-design), test and evaluate an interface

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