Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
HUMAN - COMPUTER INTERACTIONMAM061
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MAM061 overlaps following cours/es: MAM041. Compulsory for: C2. Optional for: D2, D2bg, F4, F4bg. Course coordinator: Mattias Wallergård, mattias.wallergard@design.lth.se, Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology. Recommended prerequisits: TEK210 Cognition. Assessment: For a passing grade the student must actively participate in the obligatory portions as well as receive a passing grade on a project as well as on a written test. Home page: http://www.eat.lth.se.

Aim
The student shall acquire an overview of interaction design with a focus on the usability oriented design process. The students will, through a mix of theory and practice, acquire skills to design usable interactive products and services.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• define and discuss interaction design using basic concepts.

• explain the principles of a user oriented design process.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
The structure of the course is based on the user-oriented design process.

Central areas of the course include:

Interaction design, HCI (Human-computer interaction), usability, cognitive processes, the design process, problem identification, user studies and task analysis, system services, conceptual design, interaction design, graphic design, usability evaluation.

Literature
Shneiderman, B., Plaisant, C. (2005). Designing the user interface: strategies for effective human-computer interaction 4th ed., Addison Wesley.
Additional material is handed out during the course. All literature is available on the course website .