B.Sc.in Management and Information Technology (Interim)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IMIT 44044

Human Computer Interaction

Status :  Elective Pre-requisite :IMIT 21042 Co-requisite :None

 

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the classification of input/output devices and techniques, and specifications of human-computer dialogue
  • Describe and evaluate methods of design, prototyping and evaluation of a user interface
  • Explain how different disciplines (human factors, cognitive psychology, engineering, graphics design, etc.) influence the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computer systems for human use
  • Develop appropriate interfaces by recognizing how different disciplines (human factors, cognitive psychology, engineering, graphics design, etc.) influence the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computer systems.

Principles of human factor engineering. Ergonomics in work place design. Cognitive engineering and human performance: perception psychophysics, attention, time-sharing, workload and its implications on human performance. User psychology. Usability engineering. Know the user and tasks. Usability benchmarking. Goal orientated interaction design: prototyping, usability metrics, usability testing and evaluation. Usability in practice.
Lectures, supervised self-study, group work and tutorials.
End-of-semester examination, tutorials and continuous assessment.

  1. Cooper, A.,and Reimaan, R.,“About Face 2.0:The Essential of Interaction Design”, John Wiley, 2003
  2. Isaacs, E., Walendowski, A., Walendow, A., “ Designing from Both Sides of the Screen: A Dialogue Between a Designer and an Engineer”, Sams, 2001
  3. Faulkner, X., “Usability Engineering”, Macmillan, 2000
  4. Dix, A., Finlay, J., Abowd, G. and Beale R., “Human-Computer Interaction”, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003
  5. Wickens,C.D., and Hollands,J.G.,“Engineering Psychology and Human Performance”, Prentice Hall, 2000

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