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CS 2506
HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof C Mellish

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): (i) Assistive technologies may be required for any student who is unable to use a standard keyboard/mouse/computer monitor. Any students wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

The need to consider usability, task analysis, contextual design, query techniques and focus groups, information architecture, types of interfaces, prototyping, analytical usability evaluation, evaluation of safety-critical systems, user testing, universal access, cross-cultural design and internationalisation, psychology of HCI, technical writing. Extra advanced topics may vary from year to year.

Four hours per week: 2 one-hour lectures, 1 two-hour practical.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (75%); continuous assessment (25%). In order to pass this course, candidates must obtain a pass mark in the examination and in the overal combination of examination and continuous assessment.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%); continuous assessment mark carried forwards (25%). In order to pass this course, candidates must obtain a pass mark in the examination and in the overal combination of examination and continuous assessment.