CS8079- HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION Syllabus 2017 Regulation


CS8079- HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION Syllabus 2017 Regulation

HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION Syllabus 2017 Regulation,CS8079- HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION Syllabus 2017 Regulation

CS8079                           HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION                            L T P C                                                                                                                             3 0 0 3


  • To learn the foundations of Human Computer Interaction.
  • To become familiar with the design technologies for individuals and persons with disabilities.
  • To be aware of mobile HCI.
  • To learn the guidelines for user interface.

UNIT I FOUNDATIONS OF HCI                                        9

The Human: I/O channels – Memory – Reasoning and problem solving; The Computer: Devices – Memory – processing and networks; Interaction: Models – frameworks – Ergonomics – styles – elements – interactivity- Paradigms. – Case Studies

UNIT II DESIGN & SOFTWARE PROCESS                    9

Interactive Design: Basics – process – scenarios – navigation – screen design – Iteration and prototyping. HCI in software process: Software life cycle – usability engineering – Prototyping in practice – design rationale. Design rules: principles, standards, guidelines, rules. Evaluation Techniques – Universal Design

UNIT III MODELS AND THEORIES                                 9

HCI Models: Cognitive models: Socio-Organizational issues and stakeholder requirements –Communication and collaboration models-Hypertext, Multimedia and WWW.

UNIT IV MOBILE HCI                                                       9

Mobile Ecosystem: Platforms, Application frameworks- Types of Mobile Applications: Widgets, Applications, Games- Mobile Information Architecture, Mobile 2.0, Mobile Design: Elements of Mobile Design, Tools. – Case Studies

UNIT V WEB INTERFACE DESIGN                                 9

Designing Web Interfaces – Drag & Drop, Direct Selection, Contextual Tools, Overlays, Inlays and Virtual Pages, Process Flow – Case Studies



Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Design effective dialog for HCI
  • Design effective HCI for individuals and persons with disabilities.
  • Assess the importance of user feedback.
  • Explain the HCI implications for designing multimedia/ ecommerce/ e-learning Web sites.
  • Develop meaningful user interface.


  1. Alan Dix, Janet Finlay, Gregory Abowd, Russell Beale, ―Human Computer Interaction, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education, 2004 (UNIT I, II & III)
  2. Brian Fling, ―Mobile Design and Development, First Edition, O‘Reilly Media Inc., 2009 (UNIT – IV)
  3. Bill Scott and Theresa Neil, ―Designing Web Interfaces, First Edition, O‘Reilly, 2009. (UNIT-V)


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