The student should acquire an overview of the HCI field, especially factors affecting the usability of programs in an organisational context.
After a successful completion of the course module the student is expected to:
Knowledge and understanding - be able to give an account of some important basic concepts in HCI - be able to give an overview of the theoretical background to the concept of usability - demonstrate basic knowledge of some important design principles for human-computer interfaces - be able to give an account of the role of HCI in the development of computer based systems - demonstrate basic knowledge of the importance of understanding the organisational context when creating usable systems Skills - be able to discuss the usability of systems - know where to find additional resources in the HCI field Values and attitudes - demonstrate an awareness that different design solutions may have a large impact on users of a system - being able to reflect on different ways of using knowledge in HCI
Definition of basic concepts, organisation and usability, interactive technologies, basic human perceptual and cognitive functioning, evaluation methods, design principles, development methods
Lectures, seminars and self-directed learning
Written exam, seminars, project work.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.
The course cannot be included in a degree with 2IS059.