This unit explores topics in Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design. This will cover different aspects such as whether the system provides sufficient functionality to meet their user needs and how the users feel and perceive the systems such as task satisfaction, ease of learning, ease of use, accessibility, and efficiency. This unit will provide students essential background, knowledge and research skills of usability and user experience design and evaluation, including how to elicit usability requirements, identify tasks that a system needs to support, design the evaluation protocol and how to collect usability data, analyse and interpret results and communicate them to wide audiences. The unit will introduce students to the different types of user experimentation methods commonly used within HCI and UXD research, and students will additionally learn the theory behind HCI and its application to several newly emerging technologies.
This unit provides a conceptual and practical experience for students. Students will be expected to complete individual assessments including reports, oral presentations, and interface designs.
|Unit name||Human Computer Interaction|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Kristy de Salas|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Design and prototype applications by applying approaches of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience Design (UXD) for deployment on diverse platforms
- Apply appropriate techniques to analyse the user experience while professionally interacting with users to collect the required data
- Investigate and report on the needs of users to design and evaluate user-centered applications.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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PrerequisitesKIT203 OR KIT206 OR KIT207
2-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial. This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials.
|Assessment||Technology Acceptance Insights (25%)|Low-fidelity Prototype Sketch (15%)|Evaluation of high-fidelity prototypes (40%)|High-Fidelity Prototyping (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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