Module Import 04IN2005 - Human-Computer Interaction

Status: Published
Workload6 ECTS = 180 hrs
Credits, Weight6 ECTS, (n.s.)
Language of Instruction German or English
Semester (n.s.)
Duration1 Sem.
M/E Elective
Course No. Type Name MA/EL Workload Credits Contact Hours Selfstudy Group Size
04IN2005-1 Lecture Human-Computer Interaction (n.s.) 3 ECTS = 90 hrs - 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs (n.s.)
04IN2005-2 Exercise Human-Computer Interaction (n.s.) 3 ECTS = 90 hrs - 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs (n.s.)
Learning Outcomes

This course gives an introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with specific focus on research methods. To this end, students gain theoretical knowledge about different aspects and methods needed in HCI for conducting user studies. 


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04IN2005-1 - Human-Computer Interaction

This course first gives a brief introduction to the fundamentals of human-computer interaction. In the next section, usability engineering is outlined. Software-development live cycles proposed by Mayhew (1999) and Sarodnick & Brau (2006) are discussed and supplemented with specific inspection and evaluation methods  in individual stages. In the section usability testing, different aspects and methods in HCI will be considered that are needed to design, conduct, and report a user study. In detail, the students will gain theoretical knowledge about: - identifying a research hypothesis, - specifying the design of a study (conditions, evironments, tasks, etc.), - selecting appropriate means of measures (quantitative, qualitative), - designing questionaires, and - analyzing and reporting the results.

In the exercises the students learn descriptive and analytic statical methods to analyse the data measured in a user study. The students will be empowered to apply the theoretical knowledge on research methods.

Teaching Methods

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Examination Methods

Written exam on the content of the lecture and the exercises

Credit Requirements

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04IN2005-1 - Human-Computer Interaction

Carol M. Barnum (2011). Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set … Test! Burlington, MA/USA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Markus Bühner (2006). Einführung in die Test- und Fragebogenkonstruktion. München: Pearson.

Markus Bühner (2009). Statistik für Psychologen und Sozialwissenschaftler. München: Pearson.

Wilbert O. Galitz (1998). The essential guide to user interface design: an introduction to GUI design principles and techniques. Indianapolis: Wiley.

Günther Gediga & Kai-Christoph Hamborg (2002). Evaluation in der Software-Ergonomie: Methoden und Modelle im Software-Entwicklungsprozess. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 210 (1).MA/USA: Morgan Kaufmann. (siehe

Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden (2013). LEAN UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo: O’Reilly

Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden (2013). LEAN UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo: O’Reilly.Markus Dahm (2006). Grundlagen der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion. München: Pearson.

Jeff Johnson (2008). GUI  Bloopers 2.0: Common User Interface Design Don’ts and Dos. Burlington, MA/USA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Jurek Kirakowski, Mary Corbett (1993). SUMI: the Software Usability Measurement Inventory. British Journal of Educational Technology, Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 210–212. (siehe

Jurek Kirakowski, J. (1996). The Software Usability Measurement Inventory: Background and usage. In Jordan, P. W., Thomas, B., Weerdmeester, B. A., & McClelland, I. L. (Eds.), Usability evaluation in industry, 169-178. London, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Ilpo Koskinen, John Zimmerman, Thomas Binder, Johan Redström and Stephan Wensveen (2011). Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom. Burlington, MA/USA: Morgan Kaufmann (imprint of Elsevier).

Helmut Kromrey (2002). Empirische Sozialforschung: Modelle und Methoden der standardisierten Datenerhebung und Datenauswertung. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 10., vollständig überarbeitete Auflage.

Mike Kuniavsky (2003). Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research. Burlington, MA/USA: Morgan Kaufmann (imprint of Elsevier).

Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng & Harry Hochheiser (2009 bzw. 2010). Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction. Indianapolis: Wiley.

James R. Lewis  (2002). Psychometric Evaluation of the PSSUQ Using Data from Five Years of Usability Studies. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN–COMPUTER INTERACTION, 14(3&4), 463–488 (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; siehe

Deborah J. Mayhew (1999). The Usability Engineering Lifecycle. Burlington, MA/USA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Jodie Moule (2012). Killer UX Design. Collingwood, Australia: SitePoint.

Horst Otto Mayer (2013). Interview und schriftliche Befragung. München: Oldenbourg Verlag.

Jacob Nielsen (1993). Usability Engineering . Boston: Academic Press.

Jacob Nielsen, J. (1994a). Heuristic Evaluation. In Jacob Nielsen & Robert L. Mack (Eds.), Usability Inspection Methods. (pp. 25-62). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Jacob Nielsen & Robert L. Mack (1994). Usability Inspection Methods. Indianapolis: Wiley.

Bernhard Preim (1999). Entwicklung interaktiver Systeme. Grundlagen, Fallbeispiele und inno- vative Anwendungsfelder. Springer; Berlin, Heidelberg; 1999. 

Jeffrey Rubin & Dana Chisnell (2008). Handbook of Usability Testing. Indianapolis: Wiley. 

Richard Rubinstein, Harry M. Hersh & Henry F. Ledgard (1984). The human factor: designing computer systems for people. Bedford, MA: Digital Press.

Tom Tullis & BIll Albert (2008). Measuring the User Experience. Burlington: Morgan Kaufmann.

Florian Sarodnick & Hennig Brau (2006). Methoden der Usability Evaluation: Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen und praktische Anwendung. Bern (CH): Huber.

Chauncey Wilson (ed.) (2010). User Experience Re-Mastered: Your Guide to Getting the Right Design.  Burlington, MA/USA: Morgan Kaufmann (imprint of Elsevier).

Responsible / Organizational Unit
Harbusch, Karin / Institute for Computer Science
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