School of Computer Science

Module 22133 (2019)

Module description - Human Computer Interaction

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Module Title Human Computer Interaction
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-22133
Level 3/H
Member of Staff Russell Beale
Semester Semester 1 - 10 credits

2 hr lecture, 1hr tutorial/practical a week

Contact Hours: 34


Human-computer interaction (HCI) explores the technical and psychological issues arising from the interface between people and machines. Understanding HCI is essential for designing effective hardware and software user interfaces. This module teaches the theory and practice of HCI methodologies for both design and evaluation.


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

  1. Explain and discuss the key capabilities and limitations in human cognitive performance and relate this to the design of HCI systems
  2. Select appropriate HCI Design Methodologies and apply them in the solution of real world design problems
  3. Select appropriate methodologies for the evaluation of HCI systems. Implement these methodologies on real systems and analyse and discuss the results produced
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and importance of HCI systems across a range of application domains

Sessional: 1.5 hr examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%)

Supplementary (where allowed): examination (80%) with the continuous assessment mark carried forward (20%)