Module Title:   Design for Human-Computer Interaction

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   EM-4001M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Informatics (EIMC)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Rami Qahwaji

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Hassan Ugail

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To provide you with an advanced understanding of the issues involved in designing and evaluating the usability of interfaces for different HCI environments.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Module is delivered through a combination of formal lectures and seminars. Core topics will be introduced via a programme of 8 lectures and these will be explored further through seminar discussions and individual case studies. The examination and individual course work assess the learning outcomes. Supplementary assessment will be to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   8.00          Directed Study:   74.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   16.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

display mastery of the issues involved in designing and evaluating the usability for different HCI environments.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

display mastery in the critical appraisal of the usability of computer interfaces in different HCI environments

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate enhanced written and oral presentation skills; display enhanced technical analysis, time management and problem solving skills.

  Coursework   40%
 
  Written report (1000 words)
  Presentation   10%
 
  A 15 minutes oral presentation of individual case study
  Examination - closed book 1.50 50%
 
  Examination

Outline Syllabus:
The multi-disciplinary nature of HCI; Technological basis: Input/output devices, interaction styles; Methods for eliciting usability requirements; Interaction design methods: User-centred design principles; Usability evaluation; Interaction in 3D environments; Designing Web Usability; Individual Case Study, comprising: (i) Review of usability of existing interface of student`s choosing(ii) Redesign of some problematic aspect(s) of interface(iii) Evaluation of efficacy of redesign

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