Professor Quigley will lecture this module in Semester 1 of the 2013/2014 academic year.
This module provides students with fundamental principles
underpinning the study of human computer interaction (HCI). This module
introduces the history of HCI; evaluation paradigms in HCI; guidelines
and heuristics; gives introduction to universal design, cognition,
ergonomics, usability; experimental design and hypothesis testing in
HCI; quantitative evaluation methods in HCI; qualitative evaluation
methods in HCI and new paradigms of HCI beyond the desktop. The module
is structured as a series of in depth lectures each week along with
three assignments which build on the principles introduced. Each
assignment allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the
principles as they apply to current and future forms of HCI.
The study of HCI is important to ensure the safety of systems, they
are fit for purpose, correct, usable, and to ensure people can be
productive along with new forms of interaction which can engender
feelings, trust or persuasion in the person using the computer. The
module prepares the student to explore HCI practice, user centered
design and a deeper study of evaluation methods in HCI This module forms
a core part of MSc in Human Computer Interaction. This programme is
aimed at students with a background in Computer Science who wish to
specialise in Human Computer Interaction.
See more details on CS5040 Human Computer Interaction Principles here