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Project - Human-Centred Interactive Technologies (PRMH) 2015/6

Workload - Private Study - Assessment - Description - Aims - Learning Outcomes - Content - Teaching Materials - Recommended Books

Module Code COM00109M
Lecturers James Cussens
Taken By HCIT
Number of Credits 100
Teaching Spring, Summer, Vacation
Open Assessment Individual Project Report - Human-Centred Interactive Technologies [100%]
18th Apr → 6th Sep
Feedback: 11th Oct


  • Lectures: 1 x 1hr
  • Private Study: 824hrs
  • Assessment: 1 x 175hrs


Open Assessment

There are two components to the assessment:

  • A written report on the work done, according to defined criteria.
  • A short oral presentation summarising the work.


The aim of this module is to allow students to engage in a full time, substantial research project contributing to the advance of knowledge in the field of HCI.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they have acquired specialisation in a particular part of the subject area, including enhanced or new technical skills that build on taught theory.
  • Demonstrate that they have engaged in research and critical understanding of advanced scholarship in their chosen area
  • Demonstrate critical awareness and appreciation of best practices and relevant standards
  • Contribute in an original way to an established area of research or development, demonstrating a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge.
  • Formulate a moderately sized problem, to select and justify an appropriate approach, and to follow the approach systematically.
  • Recognise alternatives, selecting and justifying the approach taken at each point in the report, identifying parts of the project area that are feasible within the time (etc) constraints of the project.
  • Appreciate the latent issues of the subject area. For example, they should have met and tackled issues such as new requirements emerging during the course of the project, design flaws or application problems.
  • Critically evaluate the work done and the success of the methods used and in doing so propose and justify further work based on the work done
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical implications of their work.

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Last updated: 19th September 2016