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International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

As computers and digital devices are ubiquitous and embedded in everyday objects, it is very important to focus on designing intuitive, effective and simple interactions. This course will present an introduction to principles of human-computer interaction and will explore the concepts and practices used for interaction design: information architecture, immersion techniques, prototyping, user-centered design, usability design and testing and user research. Principles of designing for accessibility and ethical considerations will be discussed and applied. Students will evaluate and design several interfaces for software applications (e.g., desktop, mobile and web) and pervasive computing devices (e.g., wearable, AR/AM/VR, and voice interaction devices), and will design a low-fidelity prototype.


  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BscACS) program.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 7012 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69300


Fri Apr 12 - Fri Jun 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69300
  • Domestic fees $819.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Fri 18:00 - 21:45 Downtown DTC Rm. 688

Alireza Davoodi

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. 1. Please email for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a BScACS course. BScACS courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BScACS Program Head. 3. BScACS program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the program starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the BScACS program, whichever comes first.

In Progress and Full

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the principles of HCI design: Universe of Discourse, user-centered design, conceptual design, prototyping, usability studies and analysis.
  • Evaluate existing interfaces for usability and user-centered design.
  • Evaluate immersion techniques.
  • Analyze how the digital information is structured.
  • Analyze how users navigate information.
  • Explain usability principles related to task analysis, cognitive load, mental models and user models.
  • Explore usability research methods and how to create a user persona.
  • Compare and contrast design strategies for achieving accessibility for a variety of users.
  • Discuss ethical considerations related to usability testing.
  • Conduct usability studies for an existing application or device.
  • Communicate the results of the usability study with members of other teams.
  • Write an usability report for an application or device.
  • Discuss the techniques of prototyping: low, medium and high-fidelity prototyping.
  • Apply the stages of HCI design to create a low-fidelity prototype for an application or device.​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Interaction Design (COMP 7012) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Science (Database Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  2. Applied Computer Science (Games Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Full-time
  3. Applied Computer Science (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  4. Applied Computer Science (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  5. Applied Computer Science (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time
  6. Applied Computer Science (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time


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