Project - Human-Centred Interactive Technologies - COM00109M
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Department: Computer Science
Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jeremy Jacob
Credit value: 100 credits
Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
Notes: This is an independent study module Related modules
Module will run
Summer Term 2019-20 to Summer Vacation 2019-20
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
% of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation Individual Project Report - Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
Special assessment rules
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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