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


Subject Information
Subject Code MCS9324
Subject Name Human Computer Interface
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Final Exam 40% Assessment 60%
General Subject No.
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 Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
This subject examines the design evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use (HCI) and the major phenomena surrounding them. Also considered are joint performance of tasks by humans and machines, structure of human machine communication, social and organizational interactions with machine design, human capabilities to use machines including their learnability as well as algorithms and programming of the interface itself, engineering concerns that arise in designing interfaces, the process of specification design and implementation of interfaces and design tradeoffs.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to: i) describe & justofy HCI principles; ii) apply the principles of designing HCI; iii) design a HCI for a specific application and implement a prototype.

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