Introduction to User Centred Design offers you something completely different. Other modules focus on understanding computers and how they work. For example:
•Software design to optimise the computer’s performance
HCI1 is about understanding the relationship between computer systems and people, and what can go wrong with this. We will explore the nature of and barriers to people's interactions with computers and how systems can be designed to optimise and facilitate these interactions. We will also consider how to evaluate the people's experience - what makes a good, enjoyable human-computer interaction.
|Spring Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23
Students taking this module will be familiarised with how to design user-centred systems that meet the needs and preferences of diverse users. Students will be introduced to the notion of engineering lifecycles, and in particular building requirements from user needs, iterative prototyping and evaluation of interactive systems. Students will undertake group work in practicals, giving them opportunities to develop communication and conflict resolution skills.The closed assessment will evaluate knowledge of the user-centered design process and interaction design principles, whilst requiring them to reflect on group activities.
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HCI1 Group Open Assessment
Please note that the reassessment is by an individual open assessment which requires students to understand and implement the processes and techniques discussed during the module.
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HCI1 Individual Reassessment
Feedback is provided through work in practical sessions, formative assessments, and after the final assessment as per normal University guidelines.
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* Mackenzie, I.S. Human-Computer Interaction. Elsevier Inc., 2013.
* Norman, D. The Design of Everyday Things. Any edition.