University of York
Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
The course aims to provide participants with a thorough grounding in the design and evaluation of interactive technologies of all kinds, from the perspective of the human user(s). This course is on developing an understanding of users capabilities and requirements, including users with particular requirements (such as older and disabled users, or users in a diversity of cultural settings) and developing a range of techniques to work with these users to produce interactive technologies that best suit their capabilities and requirements. There are 2 key aspects: emphasis on the sound theoretical basis for the design and evaluation of interactive technologies; research methods to provide a sound empirical basis for the design and evaluation of interactive technologies.
Applicants will have achieved at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computing-related discipline. You will have achieved at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computing-related discipline.
Module includes: Understanding users; user centred design; qualitative research methods - design ethnography; quantitative research methods; advanced research methods for human-centred interactive technologies; advanced topics in interactive technologies; web design; project preparation; project - human-centred interactive technologies. Plus a six person-month project to be undertaken either at York or on site in industry.
All taught modules are examined by open assessments. The assessment paper is published at the end of the week of teaching, and you will be required to submit your answers typically four weeks later. This type of assessment allows you to engage with the research literature and gives us the chance to assess your practical skills.
A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 20,100 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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