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Syllabus for

Academic year
DAT420 - Human - computer interaction  
Människa - dator interaktion
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKITE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Software Engineering
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 52150
Open for exchange students: Yes
Maximum participants: 90

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Written and oral assignments 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c    
0319 Project 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    

In programs

TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TIDAL COMPUTER ENGINEERING - Common branch of study, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MPBME BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSOF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Mohammad Obaid

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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The requirement to enter the course is to have successfully completed a 7.5 credits course in programming.

Aim

The purpose of this course is to give students basic knowledge regarding methods for designing and evaluating user interfaces.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Knowledge and understanding

  • Describe stages of the design process
  • Describe methods for working with human-computer interaction
  • Describe the similarities and differences of designing for different user groups
  • Describe considerations for involving users in the design process

Skills and abilities

  • Create designs specifically adapted for certain user groups
  • Design with regards to users
  • Modify design methods to fit the context and needs of users
  • Identify needs and requirements for users

Judgement and approach

  • Analyze designs taking into account the needs of users
  • Make an informed evaluation of the ethical and societal impacts of a design
  • Criticize designs and design processes with respect to the needs of users

Content

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a
discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of
interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major
phenomena surrounding them. In human-computer interaction the main objective is
to perform analysis, establish requirements, design and evaluate interactive
computer-based systems and products with respect to the user. The purpose of
this course is to give the student basic knowledge about human cognition and
relevant methodology. The course will cover broad knowledge regarding designing
interactive computer systems and interface design.

Organisation

The course is based on lectures, exercises, project, and an individual exam.

Literature

See course website

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination consists of two modules, namely:

  1. Exercises and project, 3 credits (pass / fail)
  2. A written assignment consisting of two parts: one with focus on literature and one with focus on reflections about the project work, 4.5 credits (Fail, 3,4,5)
In case the student fails the written assignment, s/he must write a new written assignment. The final grade for the course is based on the score for the written assignment.


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