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Module code:PSYCGI98 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:MSc HCI-E Project
Credit value:60
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Paul Marshall
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Module prerequisites:Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E. 
Module outline:Each MSc student undertakes a practical project under the general supervision of University staff. The subject is decided after consultation between the Teaching Director, the supervisor(s) and the student. The write-up of the project is in the form of a dissertation and counts as an important part of the MSc assessment. Projects may be based in UCLIC, any University Department, a research laboratory, or externally in industry. The problem investigated can be research or applications orientated. The presentation of the project is always in the form of an academic dissertation (about 12000 words), whether the investigation is laboratory-orientated or applications-orientated. The student is expected to bring in a good balance of the subjects covered by the course, taking an interdisciplinary approach to the problem and backing the practical side of the project with a full relevant literature review. A few students may be supervised by academics in other departments, most commonly Computer Science. 
Module aims:To enable student to consolidate skills gained earlier in the MSc programme, to gain experience of research, and to write a substantial piece of work. 
Module objectives:Knowledge and understanding of: Research and development methods appropriate to the chosen topic.
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Apply theories to chosen practical examples. Critically review research literature.
Practical skills: Practical application of design and evaluation techniques. Collecting and analysing data. Reviewing literature.
Transferable skills: Argumentation and communication of ideas. Information seeking.
The following titles of previous projects indicate the scope of topics:
* A formal description of work system behaviours and interactions
* A qualitative model of hand gestures and natural speech
* Cognitive control in interactive optimisation tasks
* Contact management in wireless information devices
* Design and evaluation of a direct manipulation object for the postproduction special effects domain
* Evaluation of Railtrack operational control environments
* Generic user requirements for interactive public information systems
* Human factors audit of a cockpit display of air traffic information
* Integrating use of 'sense of touch' in multimodal HCI-E
* Optimising written instructions for classroom based microcontroller programming
* Requirements analysis for geographically distributed call centre agents
* System state prediction by novice and expert Air Traffic Controllers
* Task-oriented evaluation of an information retrieval system
* The temporal nature of situational awareness in decision making for offensive air operations
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Dissertation (10,000-12,000 words) 100.00% 
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