Human Computer Interactions

By Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru   |   IIIT Delhi
Why are things so hard to use these days? Why doesn’t this thing I just bought work? Why is this web site so hard to use? Why is the phone app so confusing? Why do users not like my design? Why is my app not getting popular? These are frustrations that we have all faced from systems not designed with people in mind. The question this course will focus on is: how can we design human-centered systems that people find useful and usable? This course is an introduction to designing, prototyping, and evaluating user interfaces. If you can take only one course in Human-ComputerInteraction, this is the course for you.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  • BE/ME/MS/PhD in Computer Science,
                                         • M.Tech. in Computer Science, 
                                         • BSc / Arts or Science Major too can take it.
PRE-REQUISITES:          Interest in interfaces, curiosity in fixing interface issues
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:    Any company which is interested in HCI will be interested in recruiting the students finishing the course.

Learners enrolled: 3753


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 26 Aug 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1: Components of HCI Types of interfaces Design process
    Week 2: Contextual inquiry Importance of users / talking to users Task analysis 
    Week 3: Sketching Low & hi fidelity prototyping
    Week 4: Mental models
    Week 5: Usability evaluation   Think aloud, observing users Modelling users, expert evaluations
    Week 6: Information visualization
    Week 7: HCI & mobility New faces of HCI
    Week 8: Refresher for all modules seen in the course.




    Ponnurangam Kumaraguru ("PK") Associate Professor, is currently the Hemant Bharat Ram Faculty Research Fellow at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi, India. PK is the Founding Head of Cybersecurity Education and Research Centre (CERC). PK is one of ACM India Eminent Speakers. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His research interests include Privacy, e-Crime, Online Social Media, and Usable Security, in particular, these days he has been dabbling with complex networked systems (e.g. social web systems like Twitter, Facebook, and telephone logs). Government of India has been funding PK for the last 6 years for studying Online Social Media, he manages research projects of about 2 Crores INR. PK has received research funds from Government of India, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, industry bodies in India, and International funding agencies. He is part of multiple advising roles in the Government of India on the topic of Online Social Media. He frequently speaks about Privacy and Security in Online Media at various Government of India organisations, private industry. He helped create one of the first conference focussed online on Online Social Networks, Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN) cosn.acm.org. He is serving as a PC member in prestigious conferences like WWW, AsiaCCS, and ICWSM and he is also serving as a reviewer for International Journal of Information Security and ACM's Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT). PK’s Ph.D. thesis work on anti-phishing research at Carnegie Mellon University has contributed in creating an award winning start-up Wombat Security Technologies wombatsecurity.com. PK founded and manages PreCog, precog.iiitd.edu.in a research group at IIIT-Delhi focused on Online Social Media. 
    PK has taught this course at IIIT Delhi, and at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. PK can be reached at pk@iiitd.ac.in.


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 16 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched