Phenomena and Theories of Human Computer Interaction
NUS SoC, 2012/2013, Semester I
HCI Design Studio (COM1 2-02) / Tuesdays 10:00-12:00
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 03:22:49 PM SGT
- This session of this class is over. Please refer to the current version of the class for this semester.
Module Description, Aims and Objectives:
Module Description, Aims and Objectives: This
course is designed to train the computer science student in
how to apply the theories of HCI to the task of design. It
surveys the techniques available in the discipline,
demonstrates where and when they are applicable and proceeds
to demonstrate via a combination of scientific theory
understanding and engineering modeling, and the solution of
design problems facing a user interface designer.
The course surveys a wide range of psychological theories
beginning with organizational behavior approaches to
understanding work and workflow within organizations and
moving to understanding human psychological architecture and
processing constraints. It also covers new design methods and
techniques available and the new conceptual mechanisms used in
HCI such as the metaphors for describing user interaction.
- Modular credits: 4.
- Prerequisites:: CS 3240
Human-Computer Interaction or CS
3248 Design of Interactive Systems (now
deprecated) or NM 2216 Interactive Media
Design: Users: May be allowed by CNM staff
to replace NM 2216.
Note: you do not need to have
programming skills to take this class, although
having such skill will allow you to do an
- Instructor: Min-Yen KAN, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Office: AS6 05-12 (x1885).
Office hours are held (directly before class) on
Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 in the classroom (HCI Design
Studio), or by appointment. Emails to me as a default
are assumed to be public, and my replies and your
anonymized email will likely be posted to IVLE. Please
let me know if you do not want the contents of your
email posted; I will be happy to honor your
- Workload: (2-0-0-4-4) Translation:
2 lecture hours per week
no tutorials or labs
4 hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork, etc. per week
4 hours for preparatory work by a student per week
- Final Exam: 4 Dec 2012 Afternoon,
This is a closed-book exam allowing one A4-sized sheet with any form of notes.
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