Information for module PSYCGI08
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|Module code:||PSYCGI08(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Applied Cognitive Science|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Module organiser:||Anna Cox|
|Organiser's location:||MPEB, room 8.21|
|Available for students in Year(s):|
|Module prerequisites:||Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E.|
|Module outline:||This module covers both theoretical and applied aspects of cognitive psychology as they relate to the design of interactive systems. The objectives of this module are to lay the theoretical foundations for understanding human behaviour and relating that understanding to the design and evaluation of interactive systems. Topics include: * research methods: how Cognitive Science can aid our understanding of human behaviour with interactive systems, designing and analysing experiments in HCI, cognitive modelling * searching: visual perception, how people search for an item on an interface, and searching for and making sense of information * novice and expert behaviour with interactive systems: how we learn to use systems, what users understand about how systems work, human error Students completing this module will be expected to have a good understanding of aspects of cognition particularly as they apply to the design of systems, and the ability to apply that understanding in the design and evaluation of interactive systems.|
|Module aims:||The aims of the module are that students should have an understanding of cognitive science and an ability to use that knowledge to reason about the design and use of interactive systems.|
|Module objectives:||Knowledge and understanding of: Theoretical perspectives on cognition and human behaviour those are relevant to the design of interactive systems;
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Apply theories of cognition to practical case studies; Present well founded arguments relating theory to practice;
Practical skills: Design an experimental study
Transferable skills: Argumentation and communication of ideas; Synthesis of information from multiple sources; Written presentation.
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|Module assessment:||Prior disclosure three-hour written examination 85.00%.|
Coursework (peerwise score) 15.00%.
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|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8708|
|Last updated:||2013-03-21 08:20:55 by ucacrbe|