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COMP 7022 - Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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-centred 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)

COMP 7082

Credits

3.0

Cost

$761.09

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 46959

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Dec 07 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 Mon 18:30 - 22:15 BBY Online Delivery
Sep 14 - Dec 07 18:30 - 22:15 BBY Online Delivery
Oct 05 Mon 18:30 - 22:15 BBY Online Delivery
Nov 02 Mon 18:30 - 22:15 BBY Online Delivery
Dec 07 Mon 18:30 - 22:15 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Mirela Gutica

Course Outline

Cost

$761.09

Notes

  1. Hybrid delivery format. This course will be a combination of in-class sessions (15 hours) AND online instruction (30 hours). Classroom sessions will be held on the following Mondays: September 14, October 5, November 9, December 7. All sessions will be from 1830-2215. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this course are the same as classroom courses. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. 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.

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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

COMP 7022 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Designing User Interface
Author Shneiderman
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2017
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13438-038-4
Price $206.95
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