Information for module PSYCGI14
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|Module code:||PSYCGI14(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Design Experience 1|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Module organiser:||Rachel Benedyk|
|Available for students in Year(s):|
|Module prerequisites:||Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E|
|Module outline:||This module is organised as an intensive mini-project over a two-week period. Students work in small groups and the emphasis is on experiential learning. Students build and test a full-size model of a workstation for a real system and can thus experience first-hand the difficulties of ergonomic design and the effectiveness and limitations of various techniques. Each group also presents a case for the cost-benefit of ergonomics in HCI systems development, in a role-play presentation.|
|Module aims:||The aim of this module is to provide the opportunity of extending, integrating and applying those concepts learnt in Ergonomics for Design to the design of the workstation for a real system.|
|Module objectives:||Knowledge and understanding of: Methods for eliciting and specifying ergonomic requirements; Techniques for developing and evaluating ergonomic designs; Use of ergonomic source data in design; Relation of ergonomic design process to HCI.
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Evaluate a problem in the field and plan how to study it in the studio; Integrate PE knowledge to plan the necessary design process; Elicit appropriate ergonomic requirements; Select and apply ergonomic techniques to the design problem; Reason about the consequences of compromises in ergonomic design.
Practical skills: Build and test a 3D full-size model of a design; Enhance practical skills relating to ergonomic techniques; Source and learn further techniques as required.
Transferable skills: Communication of requirements; Presentation of designs; Group management; Project planning; Reflecting on design process; Practice under resource constraints.
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|Module assessment:||Report (2,000 words) 80.00%.|
|Notes:||Module Assessment - 20% of the mark will be credited during the mini-project for group presentations relating to the design and evaluation process, and business aspects. 80% of the mark will be credited through an individual piece of 2000 words reporting on the design process followed and the outcomes of the project.|
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|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8704|
|Last updated:||2015-03-09 13:41:24 by|