Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code CSIT826
Subject Name Human Computer Interaction
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ISIT218, CSIT226
Assessment Group project (40%) Quizzes (10%) Final examination (50%)
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hr lect & 2 hr lab
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Mark Freeman
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Mark Freeman
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject provides students with an understanding of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) principles and practices, and how to apply them in the context of developing usable interactive computer applications and systems. The subject also emphasises the importance of taking into account contextual, organisational, and social factors in the design of computer systems. Students will be taken through the analysis, design, development, and evaluation of user interfaces. They will acquire hands-on design skills through an interaction design projects. The subject will cover topics including user-centred design, the development process, prototyping, usability testing, measuring and evaluating the user experience and accessibility.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe HCI principles and design issues.
2. Discuss and justify HCI solutions based on design principles.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the HCI design process.
4. Acquire skills to design and implement user-centred design.
5. Select and use suitable methods of measuring and evaluating the user experience.

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