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Designing Human-Computer Interaction (6389.6)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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This unit provides the theory and practices needed to design and specify the user requirements for the HCI aspects of an information system. Emphasis is placed on user-centred design - designing for use and user experience. Foundation knowledge of human perception and cognition is matched to emerging technological facilities and devices for information collection and expression. Relevant sections of Australian and other Standards and guidelines dealing with software quality management, software ergonomics and software usability are deployed in design. Design patterns, Web Information Architecture and how HCI design is implemented in programming are examined.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Undertake a human-computer interaction design project in a professional manner;

2. Conduct an evaluation of an HCI design or implementation in terms of the interaction of user types, situation of use and technology;

3. Specify use-cases and their technological implementation justified in terms of human and technological communication; and

4. Apply policies and procedures from relevant guidelines, patterns and standards.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 52 hours per semester.


4478 Introduction to Information Technology



Assumed Knowledge

6348 Information Systems in Organisations and 5915 Database Design.

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