Human-Computer Interaction

Module code: 803G5
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

Human computer interaction (HCI) is concerned with designing, evaluating and deploying usable, effective and enjoyable technologies in a range of contexts.

This module provides an introduction to the key areas, approaches and developments in the field.

Topics include:

  • principles of user-centred design
  • techniques for prototyping and implementing interactive products
  • methods for evaluating interactive technologies with and without user involvement.

The module will also give you practical experience of all four stages of the user-centred design process.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of what is meant by good design, and examine experiences of designing systems that are usable by people.
  • Critically apply a variety of methods for evaluating the quality of interfaces.
  • Critically apply a variety of methods for conducting iterative user-centred design.