|Module Title||USER CENTRED DESIGN AND HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Christopher J Price|
|Other staff||Dr Mark J Neal, Dr Frederick W Long|
|Pre-Requisite||CS22120 or CS22420.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours.|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Up to 12 x 1hr|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Functionality. Usability. Socio-technical system interaction. Task and dialogue levels.
2. Models for Human Computer Interaction - 3 Lectures
Mental models. Taskflow models. Dialogue interaction models. Interface metaphors.
3. Methods for Human Computer Interaction - 4 Lectures
Requirements specification. User interface design. Evaluation techniques. Standards for HCI and requirements.
4. Guidelines for screen interfaces - 4 Lectures
HCI characteristics, human cognitive abilities, attention, short-term memory, use of colour. Web acessibility issues.
5. Ethical issues - 3 Lectures
Difficult ethical issues. Examples from the Internet. Evaluating ethical issues and developing decision skills for difficult situations.
6. Current and future developments - 2 Lectures
Changing issues in user interface design, and new research developments.
|Problem_solving||This is inherent to the topic.|
|Research skills||The students will need to search for and use relevant technical information while completing practical work.|
|Communication||Written skills will be needed to complete examination and coursework.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||See 2 above .|
|Information Technology||The whole module concerns this area.|
|Application of Number||No.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Module looks at quite `new¿ areas of computing ¿ may lead to new options in career choice|
|Subject Specific Skills||Yes. See module title and content.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5