Human-Computer Interaction (803G5)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

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.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


100%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.