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.
Timetable Overview 2019-20.
Timeline of the Year 2019-20 - revised 5.9.2019

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.
Measures.
Hypotheses.
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 organised).
UCL Exam Success Guide.