Response to 2016/17 survey feedback for HCI.
I have taken note of the feedback from students in this course survey, and have the following comments in response.
This year we will be adding more technical components to the course and some experience with object oriented languages (i.e. Java) will be required. Students who find this requirement too challenging should consider taking the Human Factors course instead which is more theoretical.
Group work will continue to be required, but we are reducing group sizes to two, so coordination with groups should be easier. HCI is nearly always done in groups, so this part of the course is vital for properly understanding the topic.
Kami Vaniea, September 2017