INFO605 – Human Computer Interaction

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Module code
INFO605
Module title
Human Computer Interaction
Prescription
To enable students to understand the supporting theories and principles of user interface design with respect to human computer interaction. They will investigate applications in human computer interaction and apply usability best practices and processes.
Programmes
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
64
Self directed hours
86
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply Human Computer Interaction (HCI) theories and principles of design
2. Design and apply effective interfaces using HCI standards and theories
3. Develop interactive system prototypes including testing and evaluation
4. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply emerging technologies
Content
HCI theories and principles of design
- Usability engineering process
- Principles of interface design and usability
- Principles of behaviour design and the user experience
- The design process

Effective interface design for HCI
- Formal methodologies for interface design
- Formal methods of user study and user engagement can include but not limited to User
Centred Design, Ethnography, or Qualitative Research
- Principles of user interaction within interface design

Interactive system prototype development, testing systems evaluation according to HCI principles
- Prototyping methods
- Application of interactive user participation
- User-based testing
- Evaluation of user testing and rationalisation of interface design
- Evaluation of interfaces together with Users

Emerging technologies
- Current or recent developments in HCI
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory