COMP203P - Software Engineering and Human Computer Interaction
This database contains the 2016-17 versions of syllabuses. Syllabuses from the 2015-16 session are available here.
Note: Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).
|Prerequisites||A Java programming course and ENGS102P|
Graham Roberts (50%)
This module provides a foundation in Software Engineering (SE) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI), covering a range of core topics needed to be able to model, design, implement and evaluate larger software systems effectively, and gain a further understanding of the wider context in which software is developed.
The HCI portion introduces essential knowledge and methods for understanding users, designing systems and interactions that are effective, efficient and satisfying to use, and evaluating the usability of these systems.
The SE portion has two major themes. The first covers what software engineering is, managing the development process with an emphasis on agile development, legal issues and contract law, report writing, risk and risk management, quality control and standards, financial costing, and health and safety. The second theme explores the practical knowledge and skills to carry out software development, including requirements specification, the Unified Modelling Language (UML), software architecture, object-oriented analysis and design, design patterns and testing.
The module will host two of the second year IEP Scenario Weeks. The first week involves working through the requirements modelling, object-oriented analysis and design, and prototyping of a web application using the principles covered in the lectures. The second week will be the Maths Challenge.
After completing the module, students will be able to:
Overview of HCI.
Gathering Data from Users, understanding user needs/requirements.
Design Guidelines, Sketching and Prototyping.
Evaluation with users.
Managing software development projects, including the wider context such as legal issues, risk and risk management,