DH1621 A quick introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3.0 credits

En snabb introduktion till Människa-datorinteraktion

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Introduction to human computer interaction
  • Usability, user experiences and availability
  • Cognitive psychology for HCI
  • Methods for field studies, observations and interviews
  • Cognitive psychology for HCI
  • Design methods and design methodology
  • Interaction Design
  • Evaluation methods for HCI
  • User Centered Systems Design
  • Digitisation of the society

Intended learning outcomes *

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for and have knowledge of concepts, theories and methods in human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • account for and use the basics of cognitive psychology for HCI
  • plan, carry out and analyse the results of field studies
  • use, discuss and problematise methods for and results of interaction design for HCI,
  • use and reflect on evaluation methods for HCI
  • understand, evaluate and argue for user-centered systems design
  • discuss the effect of the digitisation on the individual's interaction with digital technology
  • reflect on his or her learning

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Literature and preparations

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Interaction Design by Jenny Preece et al.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

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P, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Written assignment, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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Other requirements for final grade *

Active participation in the seminars, that are compulsory

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Jan Gulliksen

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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EECS/Human Centered Technology

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: