Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Human Computer Interaction

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD07101
Module leader: Rachel Salzano
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module will cover the basic theory and methods of HCI, including human-centred design, the human-centred development lifecycle to ensure creation of highly usable, and accessible, interactive applications and user experiences. Students will be exposed to real-world HCI challenges ‘in the wild? where appropriate. The module also considers aspects of privacy and security and directly addresses a range of transferable skills including information literacy, team working and professional skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Explain how effective design can ensure usability and accessibility.

LO2: Apply human-centred approaches to the design of systems and experiences.

LO3: Design and evaluate a variety of interactive applications.

LO4: Deploy a range of strategies for the communication of technical material.

LO5: Work effectively as a member of a team.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rachel Salzano
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 26
Online Guided independent study 126
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 60 3~4~5 11 HOURS= 40
Class Test 40 1~2 Exam Period HOURS= 1
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
IMD07101/IMD07401 Introduction to HCI(1)