• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Tamas Gedeon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course will provide an introduction to the field of Human Computer Interaction and will introduce students to behavioural research methods and techniques used in usability testing.  Some of these techniques will involve a consideration of elementary statistics. The course will give students the essential theoretical background to approaches, methods and techniques followed by practical experience in conducting usability studies for interactive systems, with a special focus on 3D and Virtual Reality applications. Aspects of professional practice in integrating usability testing with the software development cycle will be considered.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (40%) FinalExam (60%)

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Workload

One 2-hour lecture, one 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week.


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP6442; or be studying Master of Computing 7705 or Master of Computing 7706.To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP6442; or be studying Master of Computing 7705 or Master of Computing 7706.

Prescribed Texts

Norman, Donald The Design of Everyday Things London/New York: MIT Press, 2013. (Required reading).

A list of other reference books will be given at the start of the course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1926
2004 $2088
2005 $2088
2006 $2088
2007 $2088
2008 $2190
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3534
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8173 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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