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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2010


The aim of this unit is to provide a broad but sufficiently thorough practical understanding of the theoretical and implementation aspects of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) principles in the multimedia industry. Students will gain experience in building multimedia applications that implement core HCI principles. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore current research issues in HCI and build multimedia prototype as a solution to an issue of their choice.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • have the knowledge of fundamental concepts in Human Computer Interaction (HCI);
  • be able to construct multimedia products and systems using principles of user-centred interface design suitable to both content and context;
  • have an appreciation of the breadth of current research in human-computer interaction for multimedia applications;
  • have experience in designing and building an interface (software and/or hardware) for a multimedia application prototype as a solution for a contemporary issue in HCI.


Examination (2 hours): 25%; In-semester assessment: 75%

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk

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