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Area/Catalogue
COMP 4026

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
100711

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

The course will provide students with a theoretical framework for, and practical familiarity with, the current technologies and research directions in the field of computer user interface technologies. This course will cover the underlying software infrastructure to support modern user interface technologies and elucidate the distinctions among different approaches to user interface and their evaluation. This course will assume knowledge of traditional user interface technologies and provide a deeper understanding of state-of-the-art and future research directions for user interfaces.

Course content

The course combines the investigation of theory and practical aspects of advanced user interfaces. The course includes:

  • Software infrastructures for the user interfaces
  • 3D user interfaces
  • Mobile user interfaces
  • Virtual and augmented reality user interfaces
  • User modelling and its applications to adaptive user interfaces
  • Major user interface paradigms, including anthropomorphic interfaces
  • User interface evaluation
  • Novel user interfaces

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to an Honours or Masters program

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Directed Study N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Presentation N/A 40% 4 X 15 mins = 60 mins
Report 1000 words 10% N/A
Project 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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