SEN3304 Human Computer InteractionBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
SEN3304 Human Computer Interaction Spring 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YÜCEL BATU SALMAN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YÜCEL BATU SALMAN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Main objective is to understand the user centered design in software engineering. Human Computer Interaction is an important interdisciplinary studying area, both scholars and professionals. It covers computer science, anthropology and educational psychology, etc. User interface design issues are critical for encountering, end users’ needs in software development process and these topics will be given.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define the basic terms and concepts related to human-computer interaction
2. Define the limits and human capabilities
3. Construct user and task analysis
4. Designe user interface and develop prototype
5. Identify the usability testing steps
6. Analyse the human perspective
7. Describe the importance of color and typography for user interfaces
8. Review the new user interface design techniques such as accessibility, globalization, and personalization.
9. Identify the hierarchical models represent a user’s task and goal structure
10. Identify new research areas of HCI.

Course Content

The course content is composed of hci fundamentals, making interactive systems natural, user modeling in user-centred system design, the user-centred system design process, task analysis, requirements gathering, storyboarding and prototyping, cognitive physiology, the model human processor, advancing simplistic theories, theories of human perception, observational evaluation and protocol analysis, experiments.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) What is interaction design?
2) Understanding and Conceptualizing interaction
3) Cognitive Aspects
4) Social Interaction and Design
5) Emotional Interaction and design
6) Interfaces and Design
7) Interfaces and Design principles
8) Data Gathering Techniques
9) Data analysis, interpretation and presentation
10) The process of interaction design
11) User Centered Interface Evaluation Techniques
12) Project Presentations
12) Project Presentations
14) Project Presentations


Course Notes / Textbooks: Preece, Rogers, Sharp, Interaction Design Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 2015, 4th edition, Wiley,
Serengül Smith Atakan, Human Computer Interaction, Thomson, 2006, ISBN: 1-84480-454-2
Alan Dix, Janet Finlay, Gregory D. Abowd, Russell Beale, Human – Computer Interaction, Third Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
References: Yok

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 9 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Laboratory 14 2 28
Project 1 8 8
Quizzes 9 5 45
Midterms 1 10 10
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 139

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.