|| CS22310 |
|| USER CENTRED DESIGN AND HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Mark B Ratcliffe |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Dr Mark J Neal |
|| CS22120 or CI22120 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 22 lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || Up to 12 x 1hr |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||100%|
|Supplementary Exam|| Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy. || |
|| http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/ModuleInfo/CS22310 |
This module will enable the student to incorporate principles of user centred design into the development of applications built on modern windowing systems.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
design and implement effective user interfaces, making appropriate use of development techniques.
apply task and user modelling techniques to the design and evaluation of an interactive system.
appreciate the limitations of human capacities, and identify how they affect design choices.
This course deals with the issue of how systems should be built in order to make them understandable by, and accessible to, users. Principles of good interface design are introduced and applied to the issue of human computer interaction. The course also considers methods and tools for achieving good computer interface design.
1. Fundamental principles of good design - 4 Lectures
Functionality. Usability. Socio-technical system interaction. Task and dialogue levels.
2. Models for Human Computer Interaction - 4 Lectures
Mental models. Taskflow models. Dialogue interaction models.
3. Methods for Human Computer Interaction - 5 Lectures
Requirements specification. User interface design. Evaluation techniques. Support tools for methods.
4. Guidelines for screen interfaces - 3 Lectures
HCI characteristics, human performance issues, use of colour.
5. Implementation level issues - 3 Lectures
Types of interface device. Types of interaction. Representation of colour within windowing systems.
6. Case studies - 3 Lectures
Examples of system development which bring out the different issues covered in the course.
** Recommended Text
Ben Shneiderman (1998) Designing the User Interface
3rd Ed.. Addison Wesley ISBN 0201694972
** Consult For Futher Information
Jenny Preece (ed) (1992) A Guide to Usability: Human Factors in Computing
Addison-Wesley ISBN 0-201-62768-X
William M. Newman and Michael G. Lamming (1995) Interactive System Design
Addison Wesley ISBN 0-201-63162-8
Donald A. Norman (1988) The Psychology of Everyday Things
Harper Collins ISBN 0465067093
This module is at CQFW Level 5