15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Although computer-based systems have rapidly advanced in sophistication since their widespread adoption, people still can find these troublesome to use and consequences can range from daily-frustrations to the catastrophic. The system┐s interface, its design, and its usability are central to a person┐s experience in using a computer-based system effectively. Human-Computer Interaction draws from psychology, computer-science, and design to both explore the process of creating usable systems and evaluate whether this has been achieved. This module will examine two main elements of HCI: (1) What constitutes `good design┐, (2) How the usability of systems is evaluated.

Staff Contact: Dr David Cameron
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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