School of Computer Science

Module 06-25022 (2019)

Research Topics in HCI

Level 4/M

Robert Hendley Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Robert Hendley
Reviewer: Rowanne Fleck

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


This module supports students in studying current research within the HCI discipline. Several themes will be led by the different academic staff involved. Students will be given an initial set of key papers and guided in their research and analysis of the area selected. Each student will deliver a report on their analysis of the current state of the art in their area and also be expected to highlight open research questions. They will also present this work orally to the group.


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:

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




  • 06-25020 - Advanced Human Computer Interaction

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.

Contact Hours: 15


Sessional: continuous assessment(100%)

Supplementary (where allowed): continuous assessment (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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