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Department of Computer Science, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

CM50205: Advanced human computer interaction

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 50%, EX 50%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To give the students an advanced level of understanding of current theoretical, methodological and practical research issues and trends in human computer interaction. To raise the students' awareness of usability, how it can be achieved and measured. To teach the students the relevant knowledge and skills related to usability design and evaluation. To give the students experience of researching advanced HCI topics, summarising the current state of the art, undertaking a relevant study and presenting the results.

Learning Outcomes:
The students should be able to understand human computer interaction theory, be aware of interaction design issues and be able to carry out different types of evaluation. They should be able to challenge and recognize advances in the state of the art in human computer interaction research. They should also be able to develop research programmes to overcome problems in usability research, development and evaluation.

Problem solving T/F, A
Working with others T/F, A
Can reason analytically and scientifically about taught material T/F, A
Can research, summarise and cogently debate state of the art literature T/F, A.

What is usability? What aspects of humans need to be considered in user centred design? What is effective, useful and engaging interaction design? Participatory design and the role of the end user. Different approaches to evaluation - analytical, discount, formal etc. Evaluating affect, emotion and engagement. Theories of collaboration and the design of groupware. Child-computer interaction, accessibility, mobile and pervasive designs, creativity support tools, intelligent and autonomous systems.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

CM50205 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • RSCM-AFD02 : Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Digital Media (Full-time)
  • TSCM-AFM19 : MSc Human Computer Interaction (Full-time)

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