Human-Computer Interaction
Cod: 22300
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Computer Engineering
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 30

The CU aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge about the fundamental principles, concepts, models and techniques underlying human-computer interaction. Practices for designing interface solutions and human-computer interaction of computer systems and applications will be trained in the most diverse application areas. There will also be a perspective on the use of technologies for the development of intelligent interfaces.

Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Machine Interaction
Computer Interaction
Computer Interfaces

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of human-computer interaction in the design and implementation of computer systems and applications in the most diverse application areas;
2. Know the techniques and principles of usability and intelligent interfaces;
3. Identify, classify and integrate the principles, models and techniques in the design and implementation of interactive systems adapted to the needs of users.

1. Introduction to Person-Computer Interaction: general principles of usability, usability paradigms, user profile, concept of intelligent interfaces.
2. Mental and conceptual models, multimodal interaction.
3. Technologies: input and output devices, computer vision, augmentative and alternative communication.
4. Interactive Dialogue: principles, models; design and implementation techniques.
5. Interface design: principles, models; design and implementation techniques.
6. Human-Computer Interaction Design: apply models and interface design techniques to conceive, design and plan / implement a concrete solution.

Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2015). Interaction design: beyond human-computer interaction. John Wiley & Sons.
Yven, J., & Wechsler, H. (2003, June). Smart interfaces for human-computer intelligent interaction. In Control Applications. CCA 2003. Proceedings of 2003 IEEE Conference on (Vol. 2, pp. 1192-1197). IEEE.
Stephanidis, C. (Ed.). (2009). The universal access handbook. CRC Press.

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.