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									                                            Course Outline
                           CS450 Human-Computer Interaction
                                              Spring 2008

Schedule                                             Course Details
Lectures:         Mon/Wed, 8am-9.15am                Course Code: CS450
                                                     Course Title:   Human-Computer Interaction
Instructor                                           Course Type: Undergraduate, Elective
Imran Hussain                                        Pre-requisites: Introduction to Computing
Office Address:   3 Floor, SST Faculty               Credits:        3 credit hours
Office Hours:     Tue/Thu, 9:30am-11am               Semester:       Spring 2008
Tel ext:          354

Course Description
This is an introductory, undergraduate-level course that explores the fundamentals of designing and
evaluating software interfaces and digital devices. Students will learn interface design principles,
conceptual design frameworks, prototyping techniques, and interface evaluation methods. At the end
of the course, students will have the basic skills and knowledge required to produce quality software
interfaces that meet end-user needs.

 Interaction Design: Beyond by Human-Computer Interaction, Jenny Preece (Wiley, 2002).

Assessment and Grading
Students will be assessed according to the following criteria:

   Quizzes/Assignments: 20%
   Project: 20%
   Midterm Exam: 25%
   Final Exam: 35%

Students can be tested and examined for any material covered in the course. This can include lecture
slides, lectures notes, discussions in lectures, assignments and project.

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Lecture Plan
Lecture Sessions: 30

Lecture      Lecture Topics                                                                      Reading
No.                                                                                              Assignments

1-2          Introduction (2)                                                                    Preece: Ch. 1
                  Significance of Human-Computer Interaction
                  HCI Curriculum & Course Outline
                  Conceptual Framework for Human-Computer Interaction
                  Usability, User Experience and Software Quality
                  Multidisciplinary Nature of HCI
                  History of HCI

3-5          Design & Usability Principles (3)                                                   Preece: Ch. 1
                 Design of everyday things (Norman)
                 Usability engineering (Nielsen)

6            Users and Interaction Frameworks (1)                                                Preece: Ch. 3
                 Cognition and Mental Models
                 Metaphors and Interaction Paradigms

7-13         Evaluation Methods and Techniques (7)                                               Preece: Ch. 10-14
                 Evaluation Paradigms
                 Evaluation Frameworks

14           Process and Methodology (1)                                                         Preece: Ch. 6-9
                 Development Lifecycle Models
                 User-Centered Design Approaches
                 Goal-Directed Design Process

15           Midterm Exam

16-18        Other (3)
                 Ergonomics
                 Accessibility
                 Localization

19-28        Case Studies (10)

29-30        Project Review and Discussion (2)

             Final Exam

Note: The University reserves the right to make changes to this course outline as appropriate.

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