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Project - Human-Centred Interactive Technologies - COM00109M

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Steven Wright
  • Credit value: 100 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

The aim of this module is to allow students to engage in a full time, substantial research project contributing to the advance of knowledge in the field of HCI.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, the students will be able to:

  • Analyse and critique interactive technologies using a variety of appropriate methods.
  • Decompose a specific research problem into well defined research questions that have the potential to produce a novel contribution to the field of human computer interaction
  • Select and justify key supporting literature that refines research questions about interactive technologies, synthesising the literature in a way that supports creation of a plan of study
  • Express research questions in the field of human computer interaction in a clear and concise way, providing information about the key motivations for investigating those questions.
  • Select and justify the approaches used to solve the problem.
  • Generate designs or other research artefacts that are appropriate to the problem being investigated
  • Create and critically evaluate appropriate research artefacts to address the selected problem using a variety of appropriate methods
  • Analyse potential improvements on work undertaken, such as limitations to the approach taken and the potential directions for future study
  • Account for and reflect on appropriate ethical, social and legal issues to their work
  • Plan work to fit within the time constraints
  • Write a well structured report for an academic audience


Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
Individual Project Report - Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
N/A 100

Special assessment rules




Module feedback

Feedback on project draft (when submitted to supervisor in a timely manner).
Written feedback after written project report submitted.

Indicative reading

*** Dawson, C. W Projects in Computing and Information Systems. Addison-Wesley 2005
*** Gowers, E. The complete plain words. Penguin 1987
*** Kopka, H and Daly, P.W. A guide to LATEX : document preparation for beginners and advanced users, 3rd edn. Addison-Wesley 1999
*** Zobel, J. Writing for computer science, 2nd edn. Springer 2004

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