31260 Fundamentals of Interaction Design6cp; 2.5hpw; 1hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 48023 Programming Fundamentals OR 41039 Programming 1
Anti-requisite(s): 42017 Fundamentals of Interaction Design
Knowledge of interactive technologies, design and programming skills are useful.
This subject focuses on the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use within actual situations. Students gain an understanding of human–computer interaction (HCI) and interaction design principles, including the main concepts, tools and techniques available to build human-centred systems. The subject considers the effects of the different metaphors for human activity that designers use in their systems and how human-centred design and evaluation methods can improve the usability of computer systems.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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