5 ECTS cr
|Language of instruction
Autumn semester, Period II
Upon completing this course, students will possess:
- Knowledge of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) fundamentals
- Knowledge and practical experience of user-centric computer interface and usability evaluation techniques, such as questionnaires and interviewing
- Knowledge and experience of prototyping techniques (both paper-based as well as digital)
- Knowledge of how HCI can be incorporated in the software development process
Fundamental knowledge of humans, and how that relates to computer systems and interfaces. Learning design in 2-3 different ways, and conducting evaluations of the designs. Evaluation constitutes data collection and analysis, including qualitative and quantitative data.
|Mode of delivery
Face-to-face teaching (lectures), group work (labs).
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures (12 h), exercises (16 h), and practical work (105 h). The course is passed with approved classroom/reading package reflections, and an approved group-based practical work (several assignments). The implementation is doable fully in English.
Computer Science and Engineering students and other Students of the University of Oulu.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
While no specific courses are not required, elementary teamwork skills are required and the capability to provide documentation.
|Recommended optional programme components
All necessary material will be provided by the instructor.
|Recommended or required reading
No required reading.
|Assessment methods and criteria
The course completion relies on completed solo-work (reflections), and the numerical assessment is project-based. Students have to complete several individual exercises throughout the semester: ideating an application, designing various versions of its prototype, evaluating those prototypes, documenting the final application designs. Passing criteria: all stages of the project-based work must be completed, each receiving more than 50% of the available points.
The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.
Associate Professor Simo Hosio
|Working life cooperation
If relevant, guest lectures may be organized (optional).
Using Moodle as the teaching platform: target=_blank>https://moodle.oulu.fi/course/view.php?id=3245