Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc in Human Factors students; MA/MSc in Information Technology students. MSc Human Computer Interaction. Horizon CDT, Undergraduate students in Engineering Faculty, particularly Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering and PDM NOTE: Erasmus/Socrates/Visiting students MUST take any relevant examinations for this module in Nottingham at the appropriate time with all other students in the cohort. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Undergraduate students from M3 taking this module should have a basic knowledge of professional skills from modules such as MM1PRO or equivalent
Summary of Content: This module provides an overview to the discipline of Human Computer Interaction from a Human Factors perspective - considering the design and evaluation of computer systems that meet the needs of end users and the wider stakeholder groups. Topics covered include: Usability and beyond, methods for understanding users and their requirements, developing requirements specifications, methods for designing and evaluating user experiences, visualisation technologies and multimodal interaction, virtual reality, in-car user-interfaces, designing user-interfaces for ageing and disability, designing web/on-line experiences, designing collaborative/social user experiences.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||12 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||60||2 hour exam (2 questions out of 4)|
|Coursework 1||40||Group coursework - developing a user requirements specification for a novel user-interface|
Professor G Burnett
Education Aims: To provide students with a thorough understanding of how to design and evaluate human-computer systems in order to produce solutions that are usable, safe, acceptable, enjoyable, fun, and so on.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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