BSc Honours Specialization - Human Computer Interaction

COSC 4106  Human Computer Interaction


COSC 2767 COSC 3657


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course introduces the interactions between people and computers. It provides insight and experience into key issues of HCI design, and samples different HCI-related areas. In class, students learn about and discuss issues and tradeoffs in interaction design, and invent and evaluate alternative solutions to design problems. Topics include usability and affordances, direct manipulation, systematic design methods, user conceptual models and interface metaphors, design languages and genres, human cognitive models, physical ergonomics, information and interactivity structures, and design tools and environments.

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