INFO 7003 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301045
Coordinator Omar Mubin Opens in new window
Description The domain of User System Interaction or also known as Human Computer Interaction (HCI) dictates that IT graduates must be able to develop and evaluate interfaces that not only look professional but are usable, functional and accessible. This post graduate unit also examines HCI as a field of research and discusses novel areas of research in the area. Students in this unit will be required to complete a research project alongside a literature review document both of which comprise of content that is of a standard of being able to be considered for publication and/or presentation in a HCI conference or journal.
School Computer, Data & Math Sciences
Discipline Information Technology, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Apply cognitive and user models to the design of application user interfaces.
- Describe ways in which users' characteristics (i.e., age, education, cultural differences, disability etc.) require adaptation of a user interface to increase effectiveness.
- Integrate appropriate user-centred design methodologies into the development of an application, website or emerging technology (such as mobile and wearable devices)
- Describe and use the major usability guidelines and standards.
- Develop low-fidelity prototypes, and high-fidelity prototypes.
- Develop user interfaces for domain specific applications.
- Create an appropriate user evaluation plan with carefully chosen subjective and objective measures.
- Discuss state of the art research issues and novel interaction technologies under the umbrella of HCI by means of presenting discourse through a literature review paper.
Understanding the user and the user experience
User-centred design methods
Development tools and prototyping
Matching interface elements to user requirements
Usability testing: tools and methodologies
Accessibility and assistive technologies
Developing for multiple devices (Computer, PDAs, 3G phones etc)
Human Computer Interface In Industry
Research initiatives in HCI
Research skills (literature review, collecting and analysing data, writing a research report)
Novel Interaction Techniques
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Log/Workbook||3 -5 questions to be completed during tutorial||10||Y||Individual|
|Log/Workbook||Weekly exercises to be completed at home||20||Y||Individual|
|Applied Project and Presentation||Part A - 750 words Part B - 1,200 words Part C - 10 minutes presentation||50||Y||Individual|
|Literature review||1,500-2,000 words||20||N||Individual|
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
Subject Contact Omar Mubin Opens in new window
Sydney City Campus - Term 3
Subject Contact Harry Wang Opens in new window