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DAT420 - Human - computer interaction  
Människa - dator interaktion
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-17 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: 52113
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D
Maximum participants: 90
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

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    

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MPBME BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSOF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
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)

Examiner:

Pawel Wosniak

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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 systems for human use and with the study of phenomena surrounding them. The main objective in the course is to learn about the human centered design process: understand the context of use and analysis, establish requirements, generate several design solutions and evaluate prototypes with respect to the user. The course consists of both theoretical and practical parts, where students will apply the different stages of a human centered design process, and relevant methodologies to design for users. Overall, the course will cover a broad area of HCI knowledge on designing interactive systems, different types of interfaces and interaction modalities.

Organisation

The course is based on lectures, exercises, project, and individual take-home exams.
The exercises and the project are conducted in groups.

Literature

Course literature to be announced the latest 8 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination consists of two modules, namely:

- Individual take-home exams, 4.5 credits (Fail, 3,4,5)
- Exercises and project report, 3 credits (pass / fail)

To pass the course, students must receive a passing grade in both modules. The grade for the entire course will be determined by the take-home exams.


The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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