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851-0252-01L  Human-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersC. Hölscher, I. Barisic, H. Zhao
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET



Catalogue data

AbstractThis seminar introduces theory and methods in human-computer interaction and usability. Cognitive Science provides a theoretical framework for designing user interfaces as well as a range of methods for assessing usability (user testing, cognitive walkthrough, GOMS). The seminar will provide an opportunity to experience some of the methods in applied group projects.
ObjectiveThis seminar will introduce key topics, theories and methodology in human-computer interaction (HCI) and usability. Presentations will cover the basics of human-computer interaction and selected topics like mobile interaction, adaptive systems, human error and attention. A focus of the seminar will be on getting to know evaluation techniques in HCI. Students will work in groups and will first familiarize themselves with a select usability evaluation method (e.g. user testing, GOMS, task analysis, heuristic evaluation, questionnaires or Cognitive Walkthrough). They will then apply the methods to a human-computer interaction setting (e.g. an existing software or hardware interface) and present the method as well as their procedure and results to the plenary. Active participation is vital for the success of the seminar, and students are expected to contribute to presentations of foundational themes, methods and results of their chosen group project. In order to obtain course credit a written essay / report will be required (details to be specified in the introductory session of the course).

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersC. Hölscher, I. Barisic, H. Zhao
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0252-01 SHuman-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability
Course starts on the 25th of February 2020
2 hrs
Tue10-12HG D 16.2 »
C. Hölscher, I. Barisic, H. Zhao

Groups

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Restrictions

Places40 at the most
Waiting listuntil 01.03.2020

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Doctoral Department of Humanities, Social and Political SciencesDoctoral and Post-Doctoral CoursesWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectivePsychology, PedagogicsWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-ITETWInformation
Integrated Building Systems MasterGESS Science in PerspectiveWInformation