School of Computer Science

Module 06-25022 (2012)

Research Topics in HCI

Level 4/M

Robert Hendley Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Robert Hendley
Reviewer: Andrew Howes

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


The aims of this module are to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to study an area of HCI research in depth and to develop a critical analysis of the current state of the art in this area
  • Train students in research methodologies and presentation skills

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Undertake a review of the literature and develop a critical analysis of current research
  • Identify open research questions and point to potential ways to pursue their investigation
  • Make effective scientific presentations to colleagues, both orally and through written reports

Teaching methods

Up to 3 contact hours/week to a maximum of 15 hours over the course of the term consisting of initial lectures, tutorials, group discussions, class presentations. Directed reading.


  • Sessional: Coursework (100%)
  • Supplementary: Coursework (100%) undertaken over the summer

Detailed Syllabus

  1. Initial introduction and orientation.
  2. Guidance on research methodologies and presentation methods.
  3. Individual guidance and group discussions.
  4. Student presentations and report reviewing.

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