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Advanced Topics in Interactive Technologies - COM00021M

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Jen Beeston
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

The aim of the module is to introduce the students to a wide variety of research topics both to illustrate the variety and excitement of HCI research and also to provide a scholarly grounding in the state of the art of HCI research and practice.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Recognize and discuss a range of advanced concepts in the design and evaluation of interactive technologies
  • Apply some of the topics to practical problems in designing and improving interactive systems

Academic and graduate skills

  • Critically evaluate the quality and relevance of HCI research
  • Justify the value of various topics and approaches in HCI to colleagues in research, professional and applied situations


Task Length % of module mark
Literature Review Paper
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Literature Review Paper
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in the form of written comments against a set rubric with specific information what were the strengths and weaknesses as well as information on how to improve the work. Any resubmissions will be expected to work directly from that feedback in line with departmental policies. Feedback turnaround will be in line with departmental policies.

Indicative reading

* Norman, D, Design of Everyday Things, MIT Press, 1998

*Preece, J., Sharp, H. & Rogers, Y., Interaction Design, Fourth Edition, Wiley, 2015

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