Designing Human-Computer Interaction (6389.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be cotaught with 6673 Designing Human-Computer Interaction G.
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Prerequisites4478 Introduction to Information Technology
Incompatible units6673 Designing Human-Computer Interaction G
Assumed knowledge6348 Information Systems in Organisations and 5915 Database Design.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Ram Subramanian|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Ram Subramanian|
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. All requisite material would be provided as part of the lecture notes.
However, the following book will be used to teach required content: "Benyon, David. 2019. Designing User Experience, A guide to HCI, UX and interaction design, PEARSON."
This book has been ordered by the library for short-term loan and E-Text is available for purchase from the Campus Bookshop.
The following texbook is also very helpful for students with little Math background to understand basic data analytics and quantitative design evaluation: "Statistical Methods for Psychology by David C. Howell (8th Edition), Cengage Learning, 2012." A draft version of this book is available online.
Links to reference material will be provided on the unit website. Online databases provide further reference material, in particular, the journals of the ACM accessible through the UC Library portal. Another good starting point is an HCI bibliography at http://www.hcibib.org/ .
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To PASS this unit, students have to aggregate a minimum of 50% over all assessment items. In addition, you will need to aggregate a minimum of 25 over the group assessments (Design Review + Poster and Design Package assessments). See the Assessment Guide for details.
Higher grades will be awarded on the basis of the total mark being ≥ 65% for a credit, ≥ 75% for a distinction and ≥ 85% for a high distinction. Some scaling of marks and academic judgement may be applied to determine students' final grades - in this process no student will be disadvantaged.
In the case of any assignment that places you in jeopardy of a Fail in the whole unit, appropriate moderation procedures will be used.
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener about the matter.
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced using a recognized style, the "Harvard" referencing style as described in the link below (note that there are multiple version of the Harvard referencing style, and you should use the one described here) is preferred.
Students who are not familiar with referencing academic work should undertake the Academic Integrity Module.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The following is a guide that may help you plan your semester's effort levels:
Lectures 2hrs = 24hrs
Tutorials 1hrs * 10 Weeks= 10hrs
PACT analysis = 22hrs
Conducting a Design Review= 24hrs
Poster and Design Package = 28hrs
Evaluation Instrument =22hrs
Weekly independent study, tutorial attendance, tutorial submissions = 18hrs
Peer review marks = 2 hrs
Total = 150 hrs
The lecture slides and other material are published on the website. You are strongly advised to attend and listen to all lectures and to fully participate in all tutorials. The tutorials are particularly important because there is recurring and ongoing group work throughout the unit. Lecture slides should not be considered a substitute for attending the tutorials.
Announcements made in lectures or published using the website are deemed to have been heard and read by all students in the unit.
Required IT skills
You are expected to be a competent computer user and familiar with word processing, presentation software, pdf and project packages or similar in this unit. All assignments are expected to be submitted electronically in Canvas and in one of Microsoft Office, Open Office or Star Office formats; unless specifically stated otherwise.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (212881)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (205839)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200439)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (194347)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (185122)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (181400)