Syllabus for Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction

Grundläggande människa-datorinteraktion

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2IV061
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Human-Computer Interaction G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-05-31
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-05-02
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2020
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Learning outcomes

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

Content

Definition of basic concepts, organisation and usability, interactive technologies, basic human perceptual and cognitive functioning, evaluation methods, design principles, development methods

Instruction

Lectures, seminars and self-directed learning

Assessment

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.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in a degree with 2IS059.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2020

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Preece, Jennifer; Rogers, Yvonne; Sharp, Helen Interaktionsdesign : bortom människa-dator-interaktion

    Upplaga 1:1: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2016]

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