User Experience (UX) & HCI
Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience 2023-24
School of Computer Science & Engineering
Module - Semester 1
Indicative content includes:
- Fundamentals of human-computer interaction and user experience.
- Concepts of human physiology and psychology that influence interface design and information perception.
- HCI issues in information visualisation, pervasive/ubiquitous computing, (x)reality, multimedia, and Word Wide Web-related environments.
- Personas, user-needs and interaction requirements.
- Methods for designing interfaces, including wire-framing, storyboarding and other lo-fi prototyping techniques
- HCI/UX Evaluation methods, including heuristics, hierarchical task analysis, questionnaire-based surveys and talk-aloud methods.
- Practical challenges when doing evaluation
- Optimal and safe design, risks and ramifications of design, accessibility, ethical and professional issues.
Threshold: Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
Good: Equivalent to the range 60%-69%.Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
Excellent : Equivalent to the range 70%+.Assemble critically evaluated, relevant areas of knowledge and theory to construct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
- Describe the fundamental principles of HCI and UX.
- Identify how people perceive and interpret information through computer interfaces.
- Recognise HCI/UX design principles, standards and guidelines.
- Use established HCI/UX methods and techniques for designing and prototyping HCI interfaces.
- Use scientific methods and HCI/UX techniques for the evaluation of HCI interfaces.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
HCI Fundamentals Class Test
Analysis of a Computer Interface
Design and Evaluation of an Improved Computer Interface