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Who had taken it? Don't you find it boooring...
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I did a module on it in my second year. I did find it quite boring really. Bit too much of a 'soft' subject for me.
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Boring or not, it's one of the most fundamental aspects of Software Engineering as far as end user applications are concerned. Doesn't really fit in with the analytical, scientific side of things though, I agree.

If you want to differentiate yourself from other engineers, particularly if you plan on doing freelance development and selling direct to the customer, you could do worse than to get a good understanding of what users need - the vast majority of software out there is appalling from a HCI perspective.
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(Original post by -Em-)
it's one of the most fundamental aspects of Software Engineering a

i agree with you there, but the lecturer who thought me HCI didn't think so. He claims that HCI covers SE (where i stated to him earlier that HCI is just a small part of SE :cool: )

but still HCI for the most part deals with psychology, some management, some stats ( surveys and all ) and system design...hurm...
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I loved HCI but I think it helped that my tutor had a major love of it too. I loved the psychology side of it so much that I'm mixing Computer Science with Psychology come this September

Did you guys have you design hardware device? We had to design a phone and its software and when I printed out my phone designs I realised it was, in fact, 20 metres long.
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he did show us how to build an ATM system for the blind. That was interesting. But no proper project since we were short of time...
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