Human-Computer Interaction

course description & grading


The main objectives of the Human-Computer Interaction discipline: to provide a comprehensible vision of the user interface design aspects and the user-computer interaction paradigms.

The enrolled students (second semester, Master studies at FII, UAIC) will be able to design ergonomic and attractive user interfaces for specific types of audiences, applications, platforms, and devices, including Web and mobile ones – consult the main HCI topics.


The assessment procedure consists of a HCI project and a set of tests:

The D and P components will be evaluated from 0 to 10 points for each team member. Each Ti, i ∈ [1, 10], will be assessed with maximum 1 point.

Grading formula is T * 0.2 + D * 0.3 + P * 0.5,
where T = sum(Ti : i ∈ [1, 10]).

In order to pass, an enrolled student must obtain:

Homework: SODa@HCI – Study on Open Data Visualization

Considering at least 3 public datasets, design and implement minimum 5 different data visualization solutions for each selected dataset. These proposals will be available as responsive Web applications. Discuss and compare various alternatives regarding proper data visualizations according to the existing usability principles.

A student contribution is individual and could be evaluated with maximum 5 points added to the T component.


Deadline: Monday, 21 May, 21:00 (local time).

For additional resources, study An Introduction to Data Visualization.

Additional Information

Failed D or P components could be reevaluated – on Tuesday, 26 June, 18:00 – with a 2 point penalty.
Nota bene : No re-assessment for Ti tests.

The partial grades of failed students from previous years are not taken into consideration.