Human-Computer Communication

Course Information
TitleΕπικοινωνία ανθρώπου-υπολογιστή / Human-Computer Communication
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Vryzas
Course ID600000453

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will have: 1. understood the basic concepts of human-computer communication, 2. understood the meaning and characteristics of the interface, 3. acquire the basic knowledge of evaluating human-computer communication interfaces, 4. acquire the basic knowledge of designing human-computer communication interfaces.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with the subject of human-computer communication. This issue is very complex as there is an ever-increasing variety of computing devices nowadays used by humans. Specifically, the course examines human-computer communication, the characteristics of the interfaces and the interactions they support. Special reference is made to communication in the case of social media. A significant aspect is the presentation and application of user-interface design and evaluation methodologies.
Interface, mediated communication, usability, interface evaluation, interface design
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of slides (PowerPoint) when teaching the lesson. Providing additional material through the platform (moodle). Contact students via email as well as the communication tools provided by the platform. Evaluation through multiple choice questions on the platform.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work19
Reading Assigment26
Student Assessment
Laboratory exercises (50%) Final examination /presentation(50%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σχεδίαση Διεπαφής Χρήστη: Στρατηγικές για αποτελεσματική Επικοινωνία ανθρώπου-Υπολογιστή, Ben Shneiderman & Catherine Plaisant, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Εισαγωγή στην επικοινωνία ανθρώπου-υπολογιστή, Αβούρης Ν, Κατσανός Χ, Τσέλιος Ν, Μουστάκας Κ, kallipos (, 2015. 2. Δημούλας Χ., “Τεχνολογίες συγγραφής και διαχείρισης πολυμέσων: Τεχνικές μη γραμμικής αφήγησης στα νέα ψηφιακά μέσα”, βιβλίο στο πρόγραμμα συγγραφής ακαδημαϊκών συγγραμμάτων "kallipos" (, ISBN: 978-960-603-221-9 (498 σελ.), Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών (ΣΕΑΒ), 2015, 3. Εισαγωγή στην επικοινωνία ανθρώπου-υπολογιστή, Αβούρης Νικόλαος, Διαυλος 2000.
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