COMPX324-19B (TGA)

User Experience Design

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), to enable students to gain a sound understanding of, and appreciation for, the importance of the human-computer interface, to develop skills and techniques for the design and implementation of modern computer interfaces, to understand the role of interface design in the system life-cycle, and to gain experience in the study of software usability.
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Paper Structure

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Tutorials will start from Week 3 . Lectures will be interactive, involving case-studies, videos, discussions and some workshop style material in addition to the usual lecture-format. Tutorials will be based on the tutorial materials provided weekly. Students are expected to work through the material before the tutorial itself.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of good human-computer interfaces
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  • Evaluate the usability of existing software
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  • Apply key scenario and prototyping skills for interaction design
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 33% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 33% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Tutorial/Study Participation
10
2. Project: Phase I
15
3. Project: Phase II
20
4. Project: Phase III
22
5. Exam
33
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Weekly recommended readings, videos, and other Web resources will be added to Moodle.

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Online Support

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Additional suggested readings will be posted weekly on Moodle, as will assessment descriptions and rubrics.
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Workload

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3 hours of lectures and 1 tutorial hour each week (tutorials begin in week 3). On average students are expected to spend about 7 hours per week on reading, thinking, and doing assignments, in addition to attending the lectures and tutorials.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP103 or COMPX101 or CGRD241 or DSIGN241 or ENGEN103 or ENGG182

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Restricted papers: COMP325

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