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This course looks at why a computer system that interacts with human beings needs to be usable. It covers a set of techniques that allow usability to be taken into account when a system is designed and implemented, and also a set of techniques to assess whether usability has been achieved. Weekly practical sessions allow students to practice these techniques. The assessed coursework (which is normally carried out by groups of students) gives an opportunity to go through the design process for a concrete computer system, with a particular focus on ensuring usability.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The course provides an introduction to the issues surrounding human-computer interaction. It addresses the topic from a number of perspectives: as an instance of human information-processing; as a user-centred design problem; and as a standards / guidelines led process. Considerable emphasis is placed on the importance of evaluation of user-interface designs and implementations. The role of technical documentation as part of the human-computer interface is discussed and students given the opportunity to develop those skills. Multimedia technology is studied as an example of advanced HCI.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
MCQ Class Tests 30%
Prototyping Group Poster and Reflective Report 40%
User Evaluation Report 30%
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Resubmission of failed elements.
There are no assessments for this course.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.