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CP3301 - Human Computer Interaction

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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.
Prerequisites: 18 CREDIT POINTS OF CP SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP5607

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Carrie Lui
Lecturer: Dr Dmitry Konovalov.
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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Carrie Lui.
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, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Carrie Lui
Lecturer: Mrs Sarita Singh.
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, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Carrie Lui
Lecturer: Ms Yeli Feng.
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%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Beijing UT, Internal, Study Period 68
Census Date 29-May-2014
Coordinator: Dr Carrie Lui
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%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.