Interactive Systems (H) COMPSCI4014

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The aims of the course are:

to offer students the opportunity to become familiar with one of the most important interaction paradigms;

to enable students to become skilled in the use of techniques and tools for modelling, implementing and evaluating interactive systems;

to enable students to apply the theories, techniques and tools presented in the course via challenging exercises which combine design, implementation and evaluation.

Timetable

Two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week.

Requirements of Entry

Web Application Development 2 (or equivalent)

Object Oriented Software Engineering 2 (or equivalent)

Java Programming 2 (or equivalent) 

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Examination 80%, Coursework 20%.

 

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

 

The coursework cannot be redone as it is completed as part of a group.

Course Aims

The aims of the course are:

to offer students the opportunity to become familiar with one of the most important interaction paradigms;

to enable students to become skilled in the use of techniques and tools for modelling, implementing and evaluating interactive systems;

to enable students to apply the theories, techniques and tools presented in the course via challenging exercises which combine design, implementation and evaluation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe the key problems in interaction design;

2. Represent and reason about interaction designs;

3. Design, implement and evaluate a simple interactive system using appropriate technology;

4. Use formal, experimental and analytic techniques for evaluating interaction;

5. Discuss how the lecture material fits within the whole area of HCI research and practice.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the component (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.