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 human cognition and perception, and how that relates to the design of 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
Distance teaching (fully online), using Moodle as the learning environment.
|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 the homework assignments that all must be passed to complete the course. The implementation is doable fully in English.
Computer Science and Engineering students and other Students of the University of Oulu.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
No prerequisites. Participants will need access to a computer to complete the design exercises.
|Recommended optional programme components
All necessary material will be provided by the instructors.
|Recommended or required reading
No required pre-reading. A reading package will be provided during the first lecture.
|Assessment methods and criteria
The course completion relies on a completed short reflection of the reading package contents (pass/fail). The numerical assessment is based on a multi-part design-oriented homework (individual) that consists of ideation, design, evaluation and documentation of an application interface.
Associate Professor Simo Hosio
|Working life cooperation
Potential guest lectures from local industry. Depends on timing and how the course progresses.
We use Moodle as the teaching platform.