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Valid for year : 2008
TNM040 Communication and User Interfaces, 6 ECTS credits.
/Kommunikation och användargränssnitt/

For:   MT  


Prel. scheduled hours: 48
Rec. self-study hours: 112

  Area of Education: Technology

Subject area: Computer Science, Media Technolgy.

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G1

The course provides students with fundamentals in cognitive processes and interactive computer systems as well as principles, methods and tools for developing human-centered computer systems. After the course students will be able to:
  • explain the relevance of perception, memory and language usage to interactive systems.
  • describe and discuss the various stages in the implementation of interactive systems.
  • discuss human-human communication and computer-mediated communication.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Java programming. Internet technology.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Computer models of cognitive processes.

Lectures, programming assignments, oral presentation, group programming project and home assignment.

Course contents:
Cognitive psychology. User models. Guidelines for interface design. Evaluation methods for usability.

Course literature:
To be determined.

Individual and group programming assignments
Individual and group assignments

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Kenneth Bjerner
Examiner: Ivan Rankin
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Last updated: 08/15/2008