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User-Centred Design

Duration: 1 teaching period

Unit Code: COS20001

Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit of study aims to introduce students to the concept of usability and the process of user-centred design as a method of achieving good usability outcomes in software development.

Content

  • ISO user-centred design process and principles
  • Usability as a component of software quality
  • Understanding and modelling context of use (users, tasks and system environment)
  • Requirements elicitation and specification
  • Ethics of human research
  • Usability design principles, guidelines and standards
  • Conceptual design and iterative prototyping
  • Usability evaluation methods
  • Psychological principles

This unit is found in the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology.

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