This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.
To provide the student with insight into users' and IT systems' communicative aspects, as well as basic analytical skills in relation to describing and understanding IT-supported communication and interaction. This knowledge must be combined with an insight into basic principles of human-machine interaction and methods for assessing the usability of specific IT systems
IT systems are communicative systems that facilitate the exchange of information and communication on several levels. However, IT systems are often difficult to use for users because the systems do not necessarily fit into the users' conceptual world and activities; these systems may be characterized by a low level of usability. Therefore, it is partly central to establish competencies to understand and analyze the importance of IT systems for how users interact with the systems. On the one hand, it is crucial to understand what a system's usability is and how it can be evaluated
The course is organized around two main elements:
The course is run as a separate module in relation to the students' project work and choice of project.
Knowledge of users and IT systems' communicative aspects, as well as basic analytical skills in relation to describing and understanding IT-supported communication and interaction.
This knowledge must be combined with an insight into basic principles of human-machine interaction and methods for assessing the usability of specific IT systems
The teaching is also organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17.
The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.
|Name of exam||IT Systems: Cultural Context, Communication, Usability and Usability Evaluation|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via firstname.lastname@example.org or 9940 8854
|Danish title||IT-Systemer: Kulturel kontekst, kommunikation, brugbarhed og brugbarhedsevaluering|
|Language of instruction||Danish and English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Computer Science|
|Department||Department of Computer Science|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|