HITD603-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Human Interface Technology - Prototyping and Projects

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


The Human Interface Technology - Prototyping and Projects course covers the design and development of software, hardware and physical products from initial requirements gathering to a testable prototype. Students will learn how to determine requirements for a project, techniques for creating prototypes, interface programming, and electronics. Students will work individually and in teams to complete assignments. This course consists of lectures and assignments. Familiarity with basic programming concepts is recommended.

In an interactive way, this course covers topics such as:

• How does one analyse requirements and engage with clients and other problem owners?
• What are effective project management approaches for human interface design projects?
• What are the specific challenges and common approaches towards developing interface technology, including work with and on AR, VR, AIG and HRI?
• How does one go from an idea, through a prototype to a commercial product?
• How does one program interactive experiences for AR, VR, AIG and HRI?

Individual as well as work in teams will be required to complete assignments. This course consists of interactive lectures and assignments.


This course includes interactive lectures and workshops that take place in the HIT Lab NZ at UC. Students will explore and discuss the topics, and work towards identifying practical, creative approaches to solutions of formulated problems. In this problem-based, constructive learning approach, students will get to know various fields of human interaction technology design, useful for their research-based thesis work following the courses.

The topics of HITD603 are well aligned with the content of HITD602. Both courses complement each other and provide students with foundational knowledge and practical skills to prepare and conduct their thesis projects.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Subject to Approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic)



Course Coordinator

Heide Lukosch

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 25

For further information see Human Interface Technology Laboratory .

All HITD603 Occurrences

  • HITD603-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022