PV182 Human Computer Interaction

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Jiří Sochor, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Jiří Sochor, CSc.
Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Tue 16:00–17:50 A107
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PV182/01: Thu 8:00–8:50 B311, J. Sochor
PV182/02: Thu 9:00–9:50 B311, J. Sochor
PV182/03: Thu 10:00–10:50 B311, J. Sochor
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 41 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course deals with basics of human-computer interaction . It is focused on psychological and physiological aspects of interface design, graphical user interface design and its usability assessment. Students should be able to evaluate existing screen designs and to develop human-copmuter interfaces with respect to a usability.
  • Introduction to human computer interaction. Task-Centered System Design.
  • High level models of H-C behaviour.
  • User Centered Design and Prototyping.
  • Evaluating interfaces with Users.
  • Evaluation - Controlled Experiments.
  • Design of everyday things, concepts, useful designs.
  • Representations, visual variables, metaphors and direct manipulation.
  • Evaluation based on Cognitive Models.
  • Graphical screen design
  • Physical User Interfaces
  • Interactive Tools and Techniques in Virtual Environment.
  • Travel and Wayfinding Techniques in Virtual Environment.
  • Evaluating interfaces using heuristics.
  • MULLET, Kevin and Darrell SANO. Designing visual interfaces : communication oriented techniques. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: SunSoft Press, 1995. xv, 273. ISBN 0133033899. info
  • PREECE, Jenny. Human computer interaction. Harlow: Addison-Wesley, 1994. xxxviii, 7. ISBN 0-201-62769-8. info
Assessment methods
Lectures and discussion of topics. Homework: one semestr project solved mostly in a lab using specialized software: a design of interface for a specific purpose: from a paper prototype to complete GUI design. Written exam, 90 minutes.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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