Course - Usability and Human Factors in Interaction Design - IMT4309
IMT4309 - Usability and Human Factors in Interaction Design
Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades
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- Core concepts such as user experience, usability, and accessibility
- Human factors
- Cognitive dimensions, such as perception, memory, and attention
- Usability evaluation methods
- Design methods
- Understanding user requirements
- Human error
- Test metrics such as eye-tracking
The student, upon completion of this course, will have:
- Advanced knowledge of the term human factors
- Advanced knowledge of the term usability and its critical importance, as well as cognitive issues related to user behavior, and have specialized knowledge on a limited topic within usability
- Ability to recognize, analyze, compare and apply various usability standards (heuristics) and methods for mental workload assessment and understanding human error
- In-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of cognitive workload
- Analyze, inspect and respond critically to usability with respect to end-users in the development and evaluation of interactive systems
- Discuss requirements for the design of user interfaces in digital media with regards to human factors and end-users needs
- Analyze and assess the appropriateness of various methods for mental workload assessment
- Perform independent practical work in understanding human error and usability
- Link mental workload to interaction design
- Be able to develop an understanding of and reflect upon theory, definitions, and concepts in the field of usability and human factors and contribute to the improvement of existing designs
Learning methods and activities
- Group work
- Assignments related to project work
- Project work
Further on evaluation
Compulsory assignments: Four compulsory assignments (approved / not approved) spread through the semester.
Course evaluation: Group project work (100%)
Recommended previous knowledge
IMT2072 - Ergonomics in digital media or similar
Lee, J.D., Wickens, C.D., Liu, Y., & Boyle, L.N. (2017). Designing for People: An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering. 3rd Edition.
Sharp, H., Preece, J., & Rogers, Y. (2019). Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction. 5th Edition.
Selected books, journals, and conference papers.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2022
Language of instruction: English
- Interaction Design
Examination arrangement: Work
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