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Module code:PSYCGI08(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Interaction Science
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Anna Cox
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Module prerequisites:Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E. 
Module outline:This module covers the investigation of human-computer interaction using scientific methods to provide explanations of how and why people interact through and with technology. 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: 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; * routine task execution: novice and expert behaviour, how we learn to use systems, what users understand about how systems work, human error, multitasking & interruptions. 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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Last updated:2015-03-09 13:39:08 by ucacrbe