CSC-40043 - User Interaction Design
Coordinator: Sandra Woolley Room: N/A Tel: +44 1782 7 33259
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The module provides a comprehensive knowledge of user interaction design and related techniques. It covers the systematic use of requirements engineering for user interaction and user experience design, the psychological and social-psychological foundations for understanding user interactions, the experimental design and evaluation of user experiences, and the development techniques and technologies for creating user interfaces for web-based and mobile applications.
Students studying this module will be able to analyse, understand, and design user interactions and experiences and implement appropriate applications to support user needs.
The module develops the following Keele Graduate attributes:
1. An open and questioning approach to ideas, demonstrating curiosity, independence of thought and the ability to appreciate a range of perspectives on the natural and social worlds.
2. An appreciation of the development and value of your chosen subjects of study, awareness of their contexts, the links between them, and awareness of the provisional and dynamic nature of knowledge.
5. An appreciation of the social, environmental and global implications of your studies and other activities, including recognition of any ethical implications.
8. The ability and motivation to participate responsibly and collaboratively as an active citizen in the communities in which you live and work.
10. The flexibility to thrive in rapidly changing and uncertain external environments and to update skills and knowledge as circumstances require.

To provide an introduction to the design of user experiences and interactions, including the consideration of human-computer interactions, the psychology of user experience, the principles of user interface design, the systematic requirements engineering of user interactions, and the development of user interfaces for web-based applications and for mobile devices.

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand current issues in interaction design: 1
apply principles of user-interface and user-experience design: 1
apply requirements elicitation methods to user interaction design problems: 1
evaluate system usability and interface designs: 1
create user interfaces designs that incorporate the critical selection and use of interaction design techniques: 1

Study hours

16 hours lectures;
24 hours activities;
110 hours guided independent study hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 100%
User Interaction Case Study Design (Individual Report)
A professionally written and presented report/portfolio (maximum 3000 words) that demonstrates a critical understanding of the design and development of user interfaces and experiences.