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Module code:PSYCGI11(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Understanding Usability and Use
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Ann Blandford
Organiser's location:MPEB, room 8.14
Organiser's email:a.blandford@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E. 
Module outline:This module will equip students with the practical skills needed for the assessment of interactive systems. This will include analytical approached (based on theories of cognition and interaction) and empirical approaches (gathering and analysing data from users). Analytical approaches will include inspection techniques, based on heuristics (or checklists), and theoretically grounded methods. In U3, the focus is on qualitative approaches to evaluating systems in their context of use, including interviews and observations. Students will develop their critical thinking skills, in relation to both the systems being evaluated and the choice of technique to apply in the evaluation.  
Module aims:Students will become familiar with a range of data gathering and analysis methods that are relevant to the concerns of Human-Computer Interaction. They will be aware of the scope and applicability of those methods, and be able to select and apply appropriate methods according to requirements. They will be able to present the findings of evaluations through written reports.  
Module objectives:This module will equip students with the practical skills needed for the assessment of interactive systems. This will include analytical approaches (based on theories of cognition and interaction) and empirical approaches (based on the gathering and analysis of data from users). It will also include theoretical understanding of the strengths and limitations of evaluation methods for interactive systems design. Analytical approaches will include inspection techniques and more explicitly theoretically grounded methods. Empirical approaches will focus on qualitative techniques. The course will cover the design of studies, and the gathering and analysis of data.  
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PSYCGI11 
Module assessment:One piece of coursework (2,500-3000 words) 100.00%.
 
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Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8706 
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