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CP3301 - Human Computer Interaction

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

This subject focuses on situated and user-centred analysis, design and testing of the usability and user experience of interactive systems. Aspects of the following topics will be considered: conceptual theories, user characteristics, user modelling, and usability engineering (user-centred design, user needs analysis, participatory design and usability evaluation).

Learning Outcomes

  • understand and be able to apply situated and user-centred design techniques;
  • be aware of the range of design paradigms, principles and guidelines that can assist user interface designers, and understand the limitations of such approaches, principles, and guidelines;
  • understand the advantages and disadvantages of various usability engineering approaches;
  • understand the cognitive, social and situated factors that can make interactive systems effective.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: CP1200 OR CP2010
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP5607

Availabilities

Beijing UT, Study Period 68, Internal
Census Date 28-Jun-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Ickjai Lee.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); practical work activities (15%).

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); practical work activities (15%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); practical work activities (15%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); practical work activities (15%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); practical work activities (15%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); practical work activities (15%).

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