Welcome to UCLIC!
We're looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of students to the programme. On this page you'll find some useful information about starting your studies with us and what you can do to prepare. This page will be updated regularly in the coming months.
Useful UCL Links
Useful reference links
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:
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 .
Introduction to Programming.
Introduction to HTML/CSS.
For students who are new to statistics, we recommend the following introductions and tutorials:
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.