• 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 2015
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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

  • Course Assignments (45%) 
  • Exam (55%)

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Workload

Thirty hours of lectures and 8 one-hour tutorials

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

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.

Specialisations

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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
2499 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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