Human-Computer Interaction (803G5)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
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.
- 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.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.