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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 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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