Human-Computer Interaction (INFO3315)


This is a first subject in HCI, Human Computer Interaction. It is designed for students who want to be involved in one of the many roles required to create future technology. There are three main parts: Solid foundations in the basic techniques for evaluating the usability of an interface; Overview of broader HCI methods for design and evaluation of interfaces; Overview of leading edge directions for technologies.
This subject is highly multi-disciplinary. At the core, it is a mix of Computer Science Software Engineering combined with the design discipline, UX- User Experience. It draws on psychology, both for relevant theories and user study methods. The practical work is human-centred with a semester-long projects that motivates the formal curriculum. Recent examples have been in areas of health and wellness. One involved the design and evaluation of technology to help people reduce their level to inactivity and another project aimed to support people in learning about how to improve an aspect of health.

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