Science - Course - Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction

  • Course Code: CMPS326
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab)
  • Course Type: Departmental Elective (DE)

Course Description

Mapping. Affordances. Constraints. Seven Stages of Action. Schneiderman's 8 Golden Rules. Information Visualization. Model Human Processor. Keystroke Level Model. Fitt's law. Input devices (Keyboard, Pointing, Voice). Output devices (Displays, Color, Sound). Interaction Styles (direct manipulation, menu selection, form-fill-in, command languages) .Windows. Icons. Menus. Dialogue Boxes. Concepts (grids, simplicity, consistency, white space).Context Sensitive Help. Tutorials. Reference Material. Cognitive Walkthrough. Heuristic Evaluation. Expert Reviews. Controlled Experiments (subjects, dependant & independent variables, statistics). Synchronous / Asynchronous tools. Audio / Video. Shared Workspaces. Pre-req.: CMPS 242.