Human-Computer Interaction
TeachersISHIKAWA , Tomoharu
Grade, SemesterYear 3 2nd semest [Department of Information and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number3B323

Course Description

The aim of this course is to understand the fundamental concepts of the interaction between humans and computers (Human Computer Interaction, HCI), and to acquire a knowledge of product development. This course is related to DP4C and DP4M as a diploma policy.

Course Objectives

The main contents of the lectures are as follows.
(1) Human sensation and perception, and the cognition and mechanism of understanding
(2) Interactive systems
(3) Input interface
(4) Visual interface
(5) Communication between human and computers
(6) Interface for virtual space (Virtual Reality etc.)
(7) Evaluation of an interface

Grading Policy

The standard of the pass mark is to acquire more than 60 percent of the whole score. The whole score is calculated by the score of the periodic test and the report (or Midterm test) as 60 percent and 40 percent. A comment to a report is fed back during a lecture, so utilize that for self-study. The condition to receive a periodic test is based on a regulation (Attendance of more than 2/3 is indispensable.)

Textbook and Reference

TextbookKenichi Okada, “Human Computer Interaction”, Ohmsha, Ltd.
Lecture materials are raised in LMS beforehand, therefore print and bring them to class.


The lesson contents are adjusted by the degree of progress.
This subject is a required subject of a JABEE program and corresponds to item 5-1 in the learning arrival target.


Please note that the content of the lecture may change due to the influence of COVID-19.


1Human and HCI 1 (Senses and Perception of Human)
2Human and HCI 2 (Physiological responses of Human)
3Human and HCI 3 (Cognition and Understanding of Human)
4Design of interactive system
5Input interface1 (Keyboard, Japanese language input method)
6Input interface2 (Pointing device, Handheld device)
7Vision interface1 (Display device)
8Vision interface2 (GUI and Window systems, Information visualization)
9Communication between human-computers1 (Non-verbal communication, Sound interface)
10Communication between human-computers1 (Gesture interface, Multimodal interface)
11Space type interface1 (Virtual reality, Stereovision)
12Space type interface2 (Real-world-oriented interface)
13Evaluation of an interface1 (Evaluation by specialists)
14Evaluation of an interface2 (Evaluation by general users)
15Test and overview