- Code COMP6390
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Software Engineering
In Sem 2 2022, this course is delivered on campus with adjustments for remote participation due to unavoidable COVID constraints.
This course will provide an overview of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and will introduce students to key interaction and experience design paradigms, approaches and methods. The course will equip students with theory, methods, and techniques to investigate different design situations, develop and prototype novel design ideas, and engage with the ethical and environmental dimensions of design practice and products.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain and illustrate key aspects of human-computer interaction such as interaction design, the user experience, usability, and user interfaces.
- Apply social, cognitive, emotional, and accessibility theories and lenses in critiquing existing technologies, and developing new design ideas.
- Investigate activities, practices, and contexts of technology use through contextual research methods to identify design opportunities and requirements.
- Ideate, prototype, and evaluate novel technology design ideas through a user-centred design approach.
- Demonstrate an awareness of ethical considerations in technology design, and apply ethical approaches to design research and practice.
- Evaluate the environmental dimensions of technology design and use.
- Critically reflect on a designer’s own presence and influence within a technology design process.
- Project Work (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Prototype Design and Presentation (30) [LO 3,4,5]
- Reflection (20) [LO 2,5,6,7]
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Approximately 130 hours of study consisting of up to 36 hours of lectures, 10 hours of tutorials, and self-directed study and assessment work.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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