New Students

Welcome to UCLIC!

We're looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of students during our Opening of Session Week (23rd - 27th September 2019). On this page you'll find some useful information about starting your studies with us and what you can do to prepare.

Opening of Session Schedule. tbc.
Timetable Overview provisional-timetable-19-20 - 2019-20 Provisional
MSc HCI Year Timeline msc-hci-year-timeline - please note this is the 2018-19 timeline and will be updated.

Useful UCL Links
All course materials are now provided via Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment (you'll be able to log in once you have enrolled).
New Students Web Page
Term Dates
Online Timetable
Campus Maps

We find the following links useful for reference

Usability news - for discussion, jobs and news
HCI Bibliography - for a pretty thorough bibliography of the area.
Gary Perlman's resources page
Jakob Nielsen's web pages on web usability
The Interaction Design website to accompany the Preece, Rogers & Sharp book
The ACM Digital Library, including many relevant publications - you get free access to this as a UCL student.

Organisations that you may wish to join:

British HCI Group
Usability Professionals Association (USA and UK)

Preparing for the programme
In order to engage fully with the course material, a basic understanding of programming and statistics is recommended. If you have no prior programming or statistics experience, we advise to get familiar with the basic concepts by visiting some of the tutorials below. NB: it is not required to complete all of these tutorials in order to be able to follow the lectures. The resources are intended as a useful complement to the course material to practice before and during the programme.

In particular, students with no prior programming experience may benefit from the following resources:

Introduction to Coding
JavaScript tutorial
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to HTML/CSS
Learn Python

For students who are new to statistics, we recommend the following introductions and tutorials:

Basic Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Research Design
Basic Statistics - Kahn Academy (Until video 7)

For students who are new to qualitative social sciences research, we recommend the following introductions and tutorials:

Qualitative HCI Research: Going Behind the Scenes
A Qualitative Approach to HCI
User Interviews
Qualitative Research

Study Guide resources
Getting Things Done for Teens by David Allen (though aimed at teens, it provides useful overall advice for getting things done)
Exam Success Guide