|Course Name:||Human Factors in Computing|
|Offered Date:||Fall - 2018 | Other versions|
Building on principles learned in BTH540 (Design for User Interfaces) and two previous Communications/Presentations courses, this course focuses on psychological and physiological factors in human-computer interaction (HCI). In this course, students will work on a complete HCI project to gain a deeper understanding of the influence of human factors on the use of computers and on the development of user interface design. The course will also examine broad issues related to interaction paradigms, traditional and new user interfaces, ergonomics, accessibility and internationalization, and social and emotional interactions.
|Credit Status:||1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
|Prerequisite:||BTH540 and BTB520|
|Mode of Instruction:||Modes: In-class lecture, activity-based learning, self-study, and group work
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom, Active Learning Classroom
Typical scheduling pattern: Fall term
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.|Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.|Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.|Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 4th Edition, 2015
by Jenny Preece, Helen Sharp, Yvonne Rogers
Published by Wiley
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, 4th Edition
by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, and Christopher Noessel
Published by Wiley
Each group must produce a professional conference poster showcasing project work. The cost of such poster is between $50 to $75. Therefore, individual cost per student is between $10 to $20.
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BTH740 Course Outline