Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

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Computer & Communication Systems
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Human – Computer Interaction and Web Applications

Title: Human – Computer Interaction and Web Applications
Lesson Code: 321-5606
Semester: 8
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Content outline

Introduction, Historical background. Theoretical foundations, Elements of Cognitive Psychology. Man and computer as interaction elements. Structural elements and inter-action styles. Analysis Levels of Interaction. Dialogue Modeling. Human-centric design on interactive systems. Requirement analysis. Scenario based design. Prototyping techniques. Design rules and directives. Evaluation Techniques (interviews, focus groups, cognitive walkthrough, etc.). Experimental evaluation at the laboratory. Hypothesis formulation. Intelligent Interfaces.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: design, implement and evaluate effective and usable graphical computer interfaces, describe and apply core theories, models and methodologies from the field of Human – Computer Interaction (HCI), describe and discuss current research in the field of HCI.


Not required.

Basic Textbooks

book[12533833]: The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web, JESSE JAMES GARRETT

Additional References

1. Nikolaos Avouris, Introduction to human computer interaction, Publisher: Diavlos, 2000, Athens.
2. Jennifer Preece, Yvonne Rogers, Helen Sharp, Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lab exercises, lectures, case studies.

Assessment/Grading Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Laboratory hours 26 hours
Personal study 57 hours
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)
Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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