Human Computer Interaction

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Course supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Wanda Benešová, PhD.
Supervising department: Institute of Applied Informatics (UAI FIIT)
Course objective: The course aims to acquire knowledge related to the theoretical and practical problems of human-computer interfaces, understanding the basic principles of usability, design rules and using simple projects to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.
Key words: usability
Form of teaching: lecture, laboratory/construction practice
Course methods: Lecture – 3 hours weekly
Lab-exercises – 2 hours weekly
Time allowance (lecture/seminar): 3/2
Course completion: Mid-term assessment: midterm test in written form(10%)
Final assessment: final exam in written form (60%)
semester project and exercises (30%)
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
Type of study: usual
Taught for the form of: full-time, attendance method
Prerequisites for registration: none
Regular assessment: Semester project (30 %)
Midterm exam (10 %)
Final assessment: Final test (60 %)


  1. History of development of human-computer interfaces
  2. Paradigms
  3. Human factors and psychological aspects of Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  4. Usability
  5. Communication and collaboration models
  6. Design rules, design as part of the process, its management and software support
  7. Evaluation and testing of user interfaces
  8. User Support (Help, user guides …)
  9. Speech recognition, emotion recognition, gesture recognition, multimedia, virtual reality and augmented reality in HCI.