School of Computer Science

Module 27111 (2018)

Module description - ICY Introduction to Human Computer Interaction

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Module Title ICY Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-27111
Level 1/C I
Member of Staff Robert Hendley
Semester Semester 1 - 10 credits

Large Group Lectures

Contact Hours: 23


The module will explore some major themes in HCI, from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. It offers students a practical domain in which to apply knowledge and skills, including those from other modules, to the design, implementation and analysis of interfaces between people and computer systems.


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

  1. Describe and explain appropriate techniques for determining user requirements from an HCI perspective.
  2. Design and evaluate a computer-based system which meets such user requirements.
  3. Explain, discuss and apply the underlying principles in HCI, including psychological and technical aspects.
  4. Participate in a user-centred design process.
  5. Demonstrate appreciation of the literature in one subfield of HCI.

Sessional: Continuous Assessment (100%)

Supplementary (where allowed): By repeat only