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Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction COMP 7022

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the field of computing concerned with the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive technology. In this foundation course students learn and apply HCI heuristics and principles to software development. Students will learn to analyze the context of interaction, identify the users' needs based on a user-centered approach, conduct usability studies, and design, implement and test effective and usable interfaces. Part of this course, students will develop an application related to their interests applying the capabilities of computer technology and the needs of human factors.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$755.25

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMP 7022 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 46959

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46959
  • $755.25
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Thu 18:30 - 22:15 Online
Instructor

Mirela Gutica

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$755.25

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 1. Please email cstbtech@bcit.ca for departmental approval. Include your student number (A0#), course number (COMP__) and preferred CRN. 2. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. 3. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the HCI heuristic and principles.
  • Define universal usability, universal design, and the user-centered design process.
  • Explain how the user interfaces and interaction affect usability.
  • Apply cognitive models to the design of user interfaces.
  • Perform task analysis, including qualitative aspects of generating task analytic models.
  • Classify usability performance and preference metrics: learning, task time, task completion, effectiveness, and user satisfaction.
  • Describe common usability guidelines and standards.
  • Design interaction that effectively employ localization and globalization technologies and effectively relate to users' characteristics (i.e., age, education, cultural differences, disabilities, etc.).
  • Design, implement and test a software application following iterative steps: low-fidelity prototype, medium-fidelity prototype and high-fidelity prototype.
  • Create and conduct usability tests for the designed software application.
  • At each iteration evaluate the software application with respect to usability.
  • Measure the application's usability from performance and preference metrics.
  • Incorporate the usability evaluation results into iterated designs.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction (COMP 7022) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  2. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  3. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  5. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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