Human-Computer Interaction


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or Man-Machine Interaction (MMI) or Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) is the study and analysis of the interaction between people (users) and computers.

IGOR Human Factors practitioners understand how to analyse the user interface issues that effect complex systems in order to optimise those systems. 


Some of the components of typical analyses might include;

  • Expert evaluations
    • Checklists
    • Expert walk-throughs
    • Interface surveys
    • User trials
  • Design principles
    • Early focus on users and tasks
    • Measurement – test the interface with real users
    • Iterative design  i.e. design-test-analyse-improve
  • Design methodologies
    • User-cented design - articulate the wants, needs and limitations of the user and create a system that addresses those elements
    • Principles of User Interface Design – tolerance, simplicity, visibility, consistency, structure, feedback
  • Usability Evaluations
    • “the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use” (ISO 9241-11)
    • Objective measurement of usability
    • Usability tools – questionnaires, metrics, goal analysis





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