PV182 Human Computer Interaction

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Fotios Liarokapis, PhD (lecturer)
Bc. Samuel Antol (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Augustin (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kristína Miklášová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Lipovčan (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Petr Matula, Ph.D.
Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 17. 9. to Mon 10. 12. Mon 13:00–13:50 A318
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PV182/01: Mon 17. 9. to Mon 10. 12. each even Monday 18:00–19:50 B311, S. Antol, M. Augustin
PV182/02: Mon 17. 9. to Mon 10. 12. each odd Monday 18:00–19:50 B311, S. Antol, M. Augustin
PV182/03: each even Tuesday 14:00–15:50 B311, R. Lipovčan, K. Miklášová
PV182/04: each odd Tuesday 14:00–15:50 B311, R. Lipovčan, K. Miklášová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 80 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/80, only registered: 0/80, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/80
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 39 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course deals with basics of human-computer interaction. It focuses on psychological and physiological aspects of interface design, graphical user interface design and its usability assessment.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course students
- will be able to evaluate existing screen designs;
- will practise in developing human-computer interfaces with respect to a usability;
- will be able to asses the usability of SW products;
- will understand the usability issues in general;
- will gain practical knowledge of designing process based on in-depth understanding of high and low-level models of human-computer interaction.
  • Introduction to human-computer interaction. Task-centred system design.
  • High level models of human-computer behaviour.
  • User-centred design and prototyping.
  • Evaluating interfaces with users.
  • Evaluation - controlled experiments.
  • Design of everyday things.
  • Representations, visual variables, metaphors and direct manipulation.
  • Evaluation based on cognitive models.
  • Graphical screen design
  • Physical user interfaces
  • Heuristic evaluation of interfaces.
  • 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
Teaching methods
Theoretical lectures+labs. Lab work based on presentations and the mutual evaluation of several homework assignments covering the lifecycle of development of systems' interface - from scenarios to hi-fi prototypes. All students solve the same problem, solutions are individual.
Assessment methods
The project split in 5 HWA solved mostly in a lab using specialised software. Steps include a design of an interface for a specific purpose: from a paper prototype to complete GUI design. Every step graded with 0-10 points. Points exceeding limit 20 added as the bonus to the grading of a written exam, five questions, 90 minutes.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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