Human-Computer Interaction

Semester 1 2016/2017

Monday 11:10-noon Lecture Theater 1, Appleton Tower
Thursday 11:10-noon Doorway 4, Teviot Place, Old Medical School

Location: Lecture Theater 1 Appleton Tower

MSc / Level 11 Official course descriptor

Lecturer: Dr. Kami Vaniea
To contact: kvaniea at (replace at with @)
Office: IF 5.23
Phone: 502870

This course runs in Semester 1. Lectures will be held as follows:

1.     19 Sep     Introduction and Principles
Slides: PDF
Short Reading: UMD: 67. Questionnaires
Long Reading: ID: Chapter 7.5
News: FTC disclosure evaluation research from the archives
Supplimentary: Survey handed out in class
2. 22 Sep Interviews, Questionaires, and Focus Groups
Slides: Book PDF slides
Short Reading: UMD: 43. Focus Groups
Short Reading: UMD: 48. Interviews
Long Reading: ID: Chapter 7.1-7.5
Optional Reading: UMD: 30. Diary Study
Supplimentary: Likert-Type Scale Response Anchors
3. 26 Sep Contextual Inquery
Slides: PDF, Handout
Short Reading: UMD: 20. Contextual Inquery
Long Reading: ID: Chapter 7.6
4. 29 Sep Modeling User Contexts
Short Reading: UMD: 2. AEIOU
Long Reading: ID: Chapters 8.4, 10.4
5. 3 Oct Think Aloud
Short Reading: UMD: 87. Think Aloud
Long Reading: DMMT: Chapter 9: Usability testing on 10 cents a day
6. 6 Oct Cognitive Walkthrough
Short Reading: UMD: 13. Cognitive Walkthrough
7. 10 Oct Evaluation: Personas
8. 13 Oct Evaluation: GOMS
9. 17 Oct Human Capabilities
10. 20 Oct TBA
11. 24 Oct Human Capabilities
12. 27 Oct Model Human Processor
13. 31 Oct Prototyping
14. 3 Nov Interface Design
15. 7 Nov Interface Design
16. 10 Nov TBA
17. 14 Nov Guest Lecture TBA
18. 17 Nov Qualitative Data Analysis
19. 21 Nov Evaluation with Data
20. 24 Nov Evaluation with Data
21. 28 Nov Revision
22. 1 Dec Revision



HCI Tutorials

Tutorial groups are managed by the ITO, and will be announced soon.

Tutorials start in week 3. A worksheet will be issued before each tutorial. For tutorials were we are doing a hands-on activity you may be asked to think about a topic in advance or gather some experiences from your friends. For tutorials where we are going over example exam problems the problems will be posted in advance and the answers discussed during the tutorial.

Recommended Textbooks

Useful links



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