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3111 Human Computer Interaction


 By the end of the course, students should:
  • be aware of the implications of psychological research for improving the design and evaluation of computer systems
  • be able to explain the importance of user-centred design



 Knowledge and understanding of:
  • Major theories in cognitive psychology and how these theories can be applied to the design of computer systems

Intellectual (thinking skills) – able to:

  • Apply theories to practical case studies
  • Present arguments relating theory to practice
  • Devise a method for evaluation of an interactive system

Practical skills:

  •  Be able to use a number of design techniques and know their relative advantages and disadvantages

  • Be able to apply a number of evaluation methods and know the benefits and limitations of each

Transferable skills:

  •  Communicate ideas and research findings by written means


Link to UCL Online Timetable

Students are encouraged to read: Norman, D. (2002) The Design of Everyday Things

Exam Information:

Course Convenor: Dr Anna Cox

3 hour unseen examination worth 100% of the marks for this component.