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SCC.402: Innovations in Interactive Computing
|Department: Computing and Communications (School of)||NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF7//RQF7|
|Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters level)||Credit Points: 15.0|
|Start Date: 07-10-2019||End Date: 13-12-2019|
|Available for Online Enrolment?: Y||Enrolment Restriction: Fully available to all students|
|Module Convenor: Dr AA Karnik|
- Syllabus Rules and Lancaster Part II Pre-requisites
- Curriculum Design
- Assessment Weights
- Educational Aims
- Learning Outcomes
- Part 1 Modules Video
- Teaching Pattern
Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites
Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus
This module covers advanced topics in experimental Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with a particular focus on understanding users and their requirements, exploring design spaces, prototyping and developing interaction techniques.
Key topics include:
The HCI research space: Academic vs. Industrial HCI research
‘In the small’ vs. ‘in the large’
‘In the lab’ vs. ‘in the wild’
Understanding the HCI literature
Interaction technologies and techniques
Understanding users and requirements.
Prototyping, design methods (both with and without the user), and supporting tools
Design space explorationsModelling techniques
Writing for HCI research fora.
Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributes
MSc Computer Science
MSci Computer Science
MSci Software Engineering
MSci Computer Science Innovation
MSci Information Technology for Creative Industries
- 100% Coursework
Assessment: Details of Assessment
To encourage practical application of knowledge, this module will be assessed 100% through coursework. The coursework will require students to undertake practical work, including some or all of: literature review, design space exploration, system design, and system construction. Assessment will be via a formal written report.
Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
This module aims to:
Provide students with the knowledge to conduct experimental HCI research. Provide students with the motivation, knowledge, and tools to understand users and their requirements for interaction. Expose students to a range of prototyping tools and techniques. Provide students with practical experience developing new methods of interaction. Familiarise students with scientific writing for the HCI community.
Educational Aims: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
This module aims to:
Develop skills in analytical thinking. Prepare students for further scientific postgraduate research or industry. Provide students with skills in report writing.
Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Perform a synthesis of relevant HCI literature.
Gather user requirements.
Design and/or implement new interaction techniquesDesign and/or implement novel interactive systems or applications.
Prepare a scientific research report.
Learning Outcomes: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this module students will be able to...
Demonstrate rigorous and critical reflection suitable to that of masters postgraduate study.
Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and critique related work.
Demonstrate competency in research report writing.
Demonstrate the ability to reflect on learning experience and design practice.
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