Introduction to human-computer interaction (HCI), usability, user experience, visual computing, and user-centred and goal-directed design for interactive systems.
This paper investigates the foundations of human-computer interaction in theory and practice. The course introduces user experience topics including usability engineering and evaluation, user interface design, requirements analysis and selected techniques in visual computing. The course also touches on the impact of advanced technologies like pervasive computing, virtual and augmented reality and intelligent systems on future interaction paradigms. The learned skills will prepare you for a world where the user and, consequently, user experience (UX) and usability are defining elements for successful professional information technology products and services.
|Paper title||Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- One of COMP 101, BSNS 106, BSNS 112, PSYC 111, PSYC 112, MFCO 103
- INFO 213, INFO 340
- Recommended Preparation
- BSNS 112 or one STAT paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
- May not be credited together with INFO 351 taken in the first semester 2017.
- Paper Structure
- Foundations of human-computer interaction in theory and practice.
- Course outline
- View the most recent course outline
- Dr Tobias Langlotz, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
- Coordinator: Dr Tobias Langlotz
Teaching Fellow: Chris Edwards
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Scholarship, Critical thinking,
Ethics, Global perspective, Research, Lifelong learning.
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- Learning Outcomes
- On successful completion of INFO 203, students should be able to:
- Explain concepts and principles of user experience and usability in user-centred design
- Explain, apply and critique techniques and processes used to develop and evaluate user experience in information systems
- Describe and discuss ethical, legal, privacy, professionalism, social responsibility and sustainability issues in HCI and
- Understand and communicate user-centred and goal-directed design in the context of IT innovation and entrepreneurship
- Critically and constructively discuss emerging technologies and HCI and UX trends (lifelong learning, scholarship, research, global perspective)
- Apply basic statistical methods for HCI (scholarship, research)
- Integrate methods of computer graphics and information visualisation in information systems (scholarship, interdisciplinary perspective)
- Design and implement a prototypical user interface (scholarship, interdisciplinary perspective)