Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience (UX) Design and Information Visualisation
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
07 May 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC L310 Sociology with Data Science,
BSC L311 Sociology with Data Science (including Year Abroad),
BSC L312 Sociology with Data Science (including Placement Year),
BSC L313 Sociology with Data Science (including foundation Year)
This module provides students with an understanding of the principles and techniques involved in the design and implementation of user-oriented interfaces, (in particular, web pages) including good practice in presenting and displaying information.
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the principles and techniques involved in the design and implementation of user-oriented interfaces, explain how people perceive information, design interfaces, describe information visualisation, and be aware of HCI standards.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Explain how people perceive and interpret information
2. Understand the basics of human-computer interaction (HCI) design
3. Implement a human-computer interface using good HCI practices
4. Describe a number of information visualisation techniques and explain their advantages and disadvantages
5. Be aware of various HCI guidelines and standards
Fundamentals of interaction design and models of human-computer interaction
Human perception and information processing
Models of human-computer interaction
Usability and user experience (UX) design
HCI in web design
Interaction design basics
Fundamentals of information visualisation
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Progress Test 1 - Wk 7
||Progress Test 2 - Wk 11
||Assignment 1 Putting Basic Web Design Ideas into Practice
||Assignment 2 Designing for Special Purposes
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Jon Chamberlain
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice(non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 58 hours, 50 (86.2%) hours available to students:
8 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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