DH2624 Human-Computer Interaction - a Didactive Perspective 7.5 credits
Människa-datorinteraktion med didaktisk inriktning
This introductory Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) course presents an overview of human prerequisites and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving tasks. User interface design is a central part of making an adequate cooperation between humans and technology, but there are few ready to use solutions. Even if interface design is generally associated with human-computer interaction there are many other issues that are equally important. The course will present methods that help the designer to elicit user requirements and structure the design process with a focus on the users. Above all the course will emphasize the importance of paying attention to user needs, motivation and context in order to design usable systems. The course also deals with didactics for teaching Human-Computer Interaction. The course is directed towards students within the Master of Science in Engineering and in Education programme, but other students may also apply.