Courses & Units

Human Computer Interaction KIT313


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
Unit code KIT313
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Advanced


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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



KIT203 OR KIT206 OR KIT207


Teaching Pattern

2-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial. This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials. 

AssessmentLow-fidelity Prototype Sketch (15%)|High-Fidelity Prototyping (20%)|Technology Acceptance Insights (25%)|Evaluation of high-fidelity prototypes (40%)
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