ITC204 Human Computer Interaction (8)

This subject introduces the Human Computer Interface (HCI) discipline and the design of usable interfaces for computer applications. The subject looks at how to gather user requirements and employ the principles of design in order to successfully develop interfaces that meet those requirements. It includes the evaluation of interfaces for usability using techniques derived from the principles.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC204. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC504.

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge similar to ITC106 or ITC211

Subject Relationships

ITC504 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and explain the importance of the principles of design in relation to the design of an interface;
  • be able to evaluate an interface to determine its effective usability and identify enhancements for improvement;
  • be able to design a user interface to meet a given set of requirements;
  • be able to design a set of appropriate usability tests for a given interface;
  • be able to interpret and evaluate usability testing results to plan interface improvements.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Components of human computer interaction.
  • Capturing user requirements.
  • Principles of user interface design.
  • Principles of interface usability.
  • Design of interface evaluation.
  • Use of input and output devices, interactive styles andrelevance to context and requirements.
  • Design of online support.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.