BTH745 - Human-computer Interaction

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Subject Title
Human-computer Interaction

Subject Description
Building on principles learned in BTH545 (Principles of GUI Design and Programming) and BTH645 (Multimedia Elements for User Interfaces), BTH745 focuses on the interaction between humans and computer-mediated technologies as well as the psychological and physiological factors related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Throughout the course, students will work on a major HCI project to gain a deeper understanding of all phases of the User-Centred Design (UCD) process in software development. The course will also examine broad issues related to human factors, traditional and new user interfaces, interaction paradigms, ergonomics, accessibility, social and emotional interactions, agile UX, and the importance of HCI in software development.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Honours Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify human factors related to the design of human-computer interfaces.
  2. Explain the interaction paradigms used to create human-computer interfaces.
  3. Apply Human-Computer Interaction design and evaluation methodologies to create usable user interfaces.
  4. Conduct user research to identify requirements and inform user interface design.
  5. Create user interface mock-ups from user analyses and requirements.
  6. Assess a user interface based on usability and user experience metrics.
  7. Summarize current design trends relevant to the field of human factors and ergonomics.
  8. Develop all phases of the user interface design process in response to the needs of a design project.

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