School of Computer Science

Module 06-21253 (2012)

Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction

Level 4/M C

Robert Hendley Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Robert Hendley
Reviewer: Mirco Musolesi

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


The aims of this module are to:

  • encourage appreciation of the interdisciplinary complexities of both practical and theoretical aspects of Human-Computer Interaction
  • give students an enduring capability to participate in analysis and design work in HCI
  • enable students to appreciate the interactions between computer technology and people, business and society generally

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • describe and explain appropriate techniques for determining user requirements from an HCI perspective
  • design and evaluate a computer-based system which meets such user requirements
  • explain, discuss and apply the underlying principles in HCI, including psychological and technical aspects
  • participate in a user-centred design process
  • Demonstrate appreciation of the research literature in one subfield of HCI

Teaching methods

2-3 hrs lectures/tutorials per week, 3-5 hrs guided study


  • Sessional: Continuous assessment (100%).
  • Supplementary: Repeat only.

Detailed Syllabus

To be determined.

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