- Code COMP6390
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Software Engineering
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.
Assignments (40%) FinalExam (60%)
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One 2-hour lecture, one 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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.
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|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|