5 ECTS cr
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.
Face-to-face teaching (lectures), group work (labs).
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.
While no specific courses are not required, elementary teamwork skills are required and the capability to provide documentation.
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All necessary material will be provided by the instructor.
No required reading.
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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
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