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Symbiosis Institute of Technology SIT

Batch: 2008 - 2012 Branch: Information Technology Semester V

Course Code - 07213505

Course Name - Human Computer Interface

Credit Points Teaching Hrs/Week Practical Hrs/Week

02 2 0

• To learn various aspects and design consideration

and practices used in modern systems while developing a
application interface between user (Human) and

Prerequisites None

Unit Topic Name Details Hrs

I Introduction The Human –I/P, O/P channels, Human Memory, 5
thinking, emotion, individual difference (diversity),
human psychology.
The Computer: Introduction to I/P, O/P devices
The User: Role of user information system, User
characteristic, Needs
The Interface: Goals of user interaction Design,
Importance of human factors & motivation, paradigms
for interaction.
II Principles of Principle 1: Recognize diversity 5
models and Principle 2: 8 golden rules of id
Guidelines Principle 3: prevent errors
Guidelines for data display, guidelines for data entry,
Study of HCL patterns
Models: Types of models, cognitive models, GOMS &
keystroke –level model, stages of action model,
Linguistic models, BNF & task action grammar, and
object action interface model.
III Design Process What is design process? , Design process, user focus, 5
aims of user, center design process, three pillars of
design, participatory design, scenarios, navigation
design, screen design, development methodologies
S/W tools: Design tools & S/W engineering Tools.
IV Design - Direct Visual thinking & locus, virtual environment, menu 7
manipulation organization, item representation sequence, menu layout,
system form filling dialog boxes, dialog design notations

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Usability: Introduction, usability, testing & evaluation

techniques, expert review, acceptance test
.Implementation support
Support, training & learning, requirement of user
support, element of windowing systems, Individual
window design, multiple window design, command
organization strategies command menus, natural
languages in computer
V Documentation Documentation: CSCW & Web: presentation style-error 5
and social messages, printed manuals, and online facilities.
issues CSCW: Groupware, goals of co-operation, synchronous
interactions, application to education & social issues.
Hypermedia: User & their task, O-AI model for Web-
site designing..
VI Miscellaneous Case studies, web, embedded, information visualization, 3
interactive devices, social acceptability & Organizational

1. Designing the User Interface, Ben Shneiderman, Pearson Education, 2001.

2. Human-Computer Interaction, Alan J. Dix, Janet E. Finlay, and Resell Beale,
Pearson education,
1. Designing the user interface
Author-Ben shnelderman
Publication - Pearson Education Asia.
Reference 3. Human Computer interaction, 2/e
Books Alan J Dix, Janet E. Finlay, G.D. Abowd and Rusell Beale,Prentice Hall.
4. Elements of User interface design
Theo Mandel, JW and Son.
5. Essential Guide To User Interface Design
Willbert Galitz, JW.

Internal Assessment – 20 marks Test, Assignment

Examination Scheme
Final Theory Paper – 30 marks Written

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