Interaction and Multimedia

Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Interaction and Multimedia

  • Host University

    Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

  • Location

    Bilbao, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    60
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION
    Any student in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) related engineering should
    be prepared to design and develop software applications. Many of them are interactive, that is to
    say, they are intended to establish a dialog with the user. In order to ensure that the application
    adapts to user needs, it is mandatory for the designer to be familiar with human computer
    interaction issues. This course provides the tools to develop computer applications that adapt to
    the characteristics and limitations of the users.


    In addition to the above, it is more and more common for these applications to include text and
    images, but also audio, video and animations. These multimedia applications put forward
    specific challenges, such as data compression and synchronization.

    CONTENTS
    - Human Computer Interaction:
    Importance of human computer interaction and areas included in the field. History of human
    computer interaction. Information processing in humans. Characteristics and properties of
    interaction controls.


    - Interactive systems:
    The dialogue between people and computers: types and characteristics. Interaction paradigms.
    User interface design. Accessibility.


    -Multimedia applications:
    Introduction to multimedia systems. The importance of digital formats. Digitizing and
    quantizing. Graphic design elements.

    - Description of digital media:
    Text. Graphics. Sound. Animation. Video.

    METHODOLOGY
    Teaching and learning strategies include:
    - Lectures.
    - Document reading (paper documents, web pages, interactive applications).
    - Video projections.
    - Guided information searches.
    - Individual and group activities


    ASSESSMENT
    Assessment techniques:
    Periodic assessment of the "Activity Book", where all work done during the course is kept. –
    50%
    Assessment through written exams dealing with concepts and their application. – 50%

    READINGS
    PREECE J. ET AL, 2015 Interaction Design. Wiley & Sons.
    SHNEIDERMAN B. ET AL, 2014. Designing the user interface. Pearson Addison Wesley.
    CHAPMAN AND CHAPMAN, 2009. Digital Multimedia. John Wiley & Sons.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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