• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Human Centred Computing
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Josh Andres
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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  • STEM Course
  • Graduate Attributes
    • Critical Thinking

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 dimensions of technology design.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Explain and illustrate key aspects of human-computer interaction.
  2. Apply multiple perspectives, theories, and ethical and inclusive considerations in critiquing technologies and prototyping and developing new design ideas.
  3. Investigate activities, practices, and contexts of technology use through contextual research methods.
  4. Critically evaluate novel technology design ideas based on Human-Computer Interaction approaches.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Project Work One (20) [LO 1,2]
  2. Project Work Two (20) [LO 1,2]
  3. Project Proposal (20) [LO 3,4]
  4. Prototype Design and Presentation (40) [LO 2,3,4]

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Approximately 130 hours of study consisting of lectures and tutorials, plus self-directed study and assessment work.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 2000 level COMP courses. Incompatible with COMP6390.

Prescribed Texts

A list of other reference books and readings will be provided at the start of the course.

Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 6th Edition - This is the primary book we are aligning the contents to.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4980
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9237 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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