CSC-10040 - Introduction to Interaction Design
Coordinator: Edward J De Quincey Tel: +44 1782 7 34090
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites


None

Barred Combinations

None


Description for 2022/23

This module provides students with an introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of user-centred interface and interaction design for web applications. The main focus of the module will be on web based systems and interfaces for a variety of devices. Students will then have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding they gain in these areas to a practical task including a case study.

Aims
The aim of the module is to provide an introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of user-centered interface and interaction design for web applications on a variety of devices. Students will then have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding they gain in these areas to a case study (coursework assignment).

Intended Learning Outcomes

discuss how human strengths and weaknesses inform the design of web applications: 1
assess how interfaces adhere to Human Computer Interaction (HCI) guidelines and design patterns: 1,2
design and create interfaces of web-based applications for a range of devices: 1,2
explain and discuss the importance of compliance with legal and ethical standards: 1,2
apply the user-centered design process and related techniques: 1,2

Study hours

22 hours lectures
10 hours tutorials/practicals
118 hours self study/preparation



School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 75%
Report on a User Centered Design Case Study
Plan, design, create and evaluate a solution to a relevant case study, producing a 1500 to 2000 word report on the process.

2: Portfolio weighted 25%
A Portfolio of Weekly Practical Tasks
Students will be required to complete around 10 weekly practicals tasks that apply the concepts presented in lectures and related reading. These weekly tasks will be compiled into a single file e.g. Word Document, and submitted electronically. Each task is weighted equally.