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CS5042 User-Centred Interaction Design

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Availability restrictions:The module is available to all students enrolled on the MSc Human Computer Interaction Programme. A quota for other students may be necessary due to lab equipment constraints, in which case preference will be given to other MSc students.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module studies methodologies in interaction design that are at the core of current practice for user interface engineering and application development. Students work towards creating designs of interactive systems that are based on human, group and organisation needs rather than on technical constraints. The module does not involve a great deal of programming.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Computer Science BSc, Joint Computer Science degrees, Computer Science Msci

UG Pre-requisite(s):(CS2001 or CS2101) and CS2002


Compulsory for MSc Human Computer Interaction Postgraduate Programme

Optional for all Postgraduate Programmes

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 lectures, 3 practicals and 1 tutorial.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 66
  • Guided independent study: 84

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 15%
  • Coursework: 85%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 85%, Presentation = 15%
UG Re-assessment:No Re-assessment available
Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 85%, Presentation = 15%
Re-assessment:No Re-Assessment available


Module teaching staff: