Human-Computer Interaction

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human-Computer Interaction

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Learn the fundamental concepts of human-computer interaction and user-centered design through hands- on experience in course projects, and supported by lectures and practicum sessions. Learn to evaluate and design useable and effective graphical user interfaces for interactive systems.

    The lectures in this course will discuss and present examples of concepts and methods in the field of human- computer interaction. The course will outline general usability challenges associated with existing case studies. It will also cover in detail the most important methods used in requirements gathering, iterative testing of interfaces, and summative evaluation phases of the user-centered design process. In practicums students will be able to practice the use of relevant methods within the context of the the case study systems. Some of the topics covered in the course are: User Needs Analysis, Conceptual Design, Mockups and Prototypes, Usability Evaluation of Prototypes.

    Lectures, practice sessions

    Course assignments and examination. The final grade is composed from the following sub-assessments:

    • Participation in lecture discussions (individual)
    • Peer-assessment from group members (individual)
    • Peer-assessment from course members (group)
    • Presentation of final assignment (group)
    • 3 course assignments (group)
    • open-book exam (individual) Make sure you have the course book from the start of the course.

    The course is very intensive and requires good preparation before lectures and practicum sessions (through studying the provided material for each lecture). It also requires dedication, full-time attention and good coordination with group members during the 3 weeks of the course. Work on course assignments starts from the first day of the course, so no late enrolment are allowed.

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