Human-Computer Interaction

Level: Bachelor
Semester: 1st Semester (September - December)
Language: English
Teacher: Beat Signer
Assistant(s): Ingela Rossing ,   Isaac Valadez
Course Description

Students will be introduced to some general HCI principles and guidelines and the relevant aspects of human cognition and perception. They will learn the general principles of interaction design for digital as well as physical products, including different tools and methods for the requirements analysis, prototyping as well as evaluation. Thereby, a special focus will be on user-centred design where users are involved early in the design process and provide feedback during multiple iterations of the interaction design lifecycle model. Various uses cases will further be used to illustrate some of the theoretical knowledge.

Lecture Schedule

Note that these slides are updated during the semester and therefore some of the slides might still be from last year. For the latest version always check the slides that are available on Canvas.

Lecture 1:  Introduction


Lecture 2:  HCI and Interaction Design


Lecture 3:  Requirements Analysis and Prototyping


Lecture 4:  Human Perception and Cognition


Lecture 5:  Design Guidelines and Models


Lecture 6:  Evaluation Methods


Lecture 7:  HCI Research Methods


Lecture 8:  Use Cases and Course Review