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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design course offered by Edureka, in collaboration with University of Cambridge Online equips students with skills to create user-friendly experiences for AI-powered systems and focuses on HCI principles. This programme prepares students for careers in the HCI-AI intersection. Expert instructors guide user research, interaction design, usability testing, and prototyping with industry-standard tools. Gain hands-on experience to build seamless and intuitive AI systems.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design course offered by Edureka, in collaboration with University of Cambridge Online equips students with skills to create user-friendly experiences for AI-powered systems and focuses on HCI principles. This programme prepares students for careers in the HCI-AI intersection. Expert instructors guide user research, interaction design, usability testing, and prototyping with industry-standard tools. Gain hands-on experience to build seamless and intuitive AI systems.
Program starting on 15th July 2024
Program starting on 15th July 2024
Course curated and developed by University of Cambridge Online
Certificate of achievement from University of Cambridge Online
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Future of Human-Computer Interaction


Market Growth @15.4% CAGR

The Human-Computer Interaction Market is predicted to reach USD 1664B at a 15.4% CAGR by 2030 - MRFR reports


50% AI Projects Embrace HCI

As per Gartner, over 50% of AI projects will incorporate HCI by 2025, optimising human interaction and user experience


Annual Average Salary

The average annual salary for HCI Engineer in the India is ₹22.0 Lakhs, with a typical range between ₹15.4 Lakhs to ₹48.4 Lakhs

About the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design Course with University of Cambridge Online

This Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI System Design Course is a comprehensive programme that focuses on the intersection of HCI and AI, specifically tailored for designing user experiences with AI-powered systems.

The HCI course provides a deep understanding of the principles and methodologies of HCI and their application in the context of AI. Student will learn to design interfaces that effectively integrated AI capabilities while prioritising user-centric design principles.

Human-Computer Interaction Certification

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After successful completion of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design course, you will receive an industry recognised certificate of achievement from University of Cambridge Online.

Human-Computer Interaction Career Opportunities

Senior Mid Entry Level
Principal UX Architect/Product Designer
HCI Engineer
Lead UI/UX/Product Designer
Product Manager
User Interface (UI) Developer
Senior UIUX/Product Designer
User Experience Designer/Developer
Interaction Designer
Front End Designer/Developer
Senior Mid Entry Level

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University of Cambridge Course Online Leads

Per Ola Kristensson
Professor of Interactive Systems Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Per Ola Kristensson is a Professor of Interactive Systems Engineering in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He leads the Intelligent Interactive Systems Group at the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. He is also a co-founder and co-director of the Centre for Human-Inspired Artificial Intelligence at the University of Cambridge.

Human-Computer Interaction Course Syllabus

  • Human–AI interaction: What does it enable and why is it hard to get it right
  • Learn what is meant by human–AI interaction 
  • Why we need to design systems with this interaction in mind
  • Why human–AI system design is uniquely difficult

  • Discover how to use functional modelling in the design engineering process for a human-AI system 
  • Explore different approaches to modelling systems

  • Explore the automation problem
  • Learn what is meant by automation
  • Why it is not a silver bullet for systems design

  • Discover different approaches for allowing users to interact with AI 
  • Explore their challenges
  • Learn how to optimise interaction

  • Learn how to approach user interpretation of AI
  • Discover techniques for explaining AI to users, including information visualisation

  • Explore the importance of human control and agency
  • Learn how to manage the risks posed to these by human-AI systems

  • Explore the main challenges of governance of a human AI system and learn how to use system mapping 
  • Risk assessment methods to minimise risks and cultivate good practices

  • Learn how to verify, validate and evaluate human-AI systems
  • Exploring strategies to ensure a system is fit for purpose before and after deployment
Human-Computer Interaction Skills Covered
  • ... Interaction Design
  • ... Functional Modelling
  • ... Usability Testing
  • ... Usability Evaluation
  • ... Information Architecture
  • ... Automation Analysis
  • ... Risk Analysis
  • ... Risk Mitigation
  • ... Validation Strategies

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Human-Computer Interaction Course Reviews


Shyamashree Banerjee

Design Manager Product and L&D

I am thrilled to announce that I have recently achieved a new certification: Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design from the University of Cambridge Online. This accomplishment marks the fulfillment of a personal

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dream to study at a prestigious institution like Cambridge or Harvard, even if through a short course. The eight-week journey demanded 8 hours of dedication per week and concluded with a remarkable score of 97%.I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Professor Per Ola Kristensson, along with esteemed educators Boyin Yang and Jinghui Hu, for their unwavering dedication and effort over the course. Their commitment to providing detailed feedback on each assignment, facilitating task discussions, and guiding group tasks has been invaluable.Participating in this course was an enlightening journey. The curriculum offered a deep dive into the intricate realm of HCI, arming me with essential skills in user research, design thinking, and prototype development. These skills are indispensable in today’s rapidly changing technological environment.The expertise of the instructors was a highlight of my learning experience. Their adeptness at melding user-centric design principles with cutting-edge technology has profoundly enriched my perspective and methodology in UX design for digital systems.

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Harish Mella

Senior Design Consultant

Taking the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design course offered by Edureka in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Online was a transformative experience. I extend my deepest gratitude to Edureka for making

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such a pioneering course accessible and affordable in India. The curriculum was a comprehensive dive into the complex world of HCI and AI, equipping me with critical skills in user research, interaction design, and prototyping, all of which are essential in the fast-evolving AI landscape. Professor Per Ola Kristensson's expertise was evident throughout the course. His meticulous approach to integrating user-centric design principles with AI capabilities has significantly advanced my understanding and approach to User Experience design for AI Systems. The course not only deepened my knowledge in areas like functional modelling, usability testing, and automation but also provided practical, hands-on experience that is immediately applicable to real-world challenges. The focus on governance, risk analysis, and validation strategies for human-AI systems has particularly prepared me for the ethical and practical complexities in the field. I appreciate Professor Kristensson's dedication to fostering a new generation of UX designers who are well-versed in the nuances of AI integration. This course is indeed a beacon for upcoming AI developments, and I am confident that the skills I've acquired will propel my career forward

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Neeti Kejriwal


The HCIAI course helped me understand how AI systems are built (non-technical) in a product-driven manner. If you want to understand how to integrate AI for human interaction for products and interfaces then this course is for you!

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If you’re a founder, product developer, product designer or anyone who wants to learn more about the role of AI in human-machine interactions this course will give you a great foundation to further build more technical knowledge and skills.

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AI, or artificial intelligence, has tremendous potential to reduce operational costs, increase productivity and automate processes in user experience (UX), product design and development.However, AI is notoriously challenging to integrate into system design, especially those involving human-computer interface (HCI). This course will take a practical, systems thinking perspective, using function modelling frameworks to break interactive systems down and teach professionals how to successfully, safely and meaningfully infuse their own systems with AI.

Led by Professor Per Ola Kristensson, this 8-week course will teach methods, principles and approaches for designing systems, products and services that leverage AI to assist users in achieving their goals and the improving user experience. Through a series of case-based exercises (applicable to a wide range of industries), learners will gradually create a report that functionally models their own AI system design, including strategies for managing risk, governance, verification and validation.

The course will provide professionals at a senior or managerial level with practical and transferable knowledge on how to effectively use AI in a system and enable them to present this knowledge in a clear and compelling fashion to internal stakeholders, external clients, or venture capitalists.

By the end of the HCI course, you will be able to:
  • Derive a solution-neutral problem statement that motivates a human-AI system and arrive at a requirements specification that can be used to test the system.
  • Design a function model of a human-AI system and analyse the types and levels of automation that can be used to address the solution-neutral problem statement.
  • Perform a risk analysis and determine the types of risks that are inherent in the human-AI system and propose mitigation activities.
  • Create a verification cross-reference matrix that can be used to verify that system requirements have been met for all deployment contexts relevant to the human-AI system.
  • Develop a strategy for managing the risks and governance issues of a human-AI system.
  • Create a validation strategy to ensure the human-AI system is fit for purpose and addresses the overall function it is intended to perform.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use. It involves the study of how people interact with computers and how to design user-friendly and effective interfaces.

The scope of HCI is quite broad. It encompasses various aspects of human-computer interaction, including user interface design, usability evaluation, user experience (UX) research, interaction design, information architecture, and accessibility. HCI professionals work on improving the interaction between humans and computers, ensuring that technology is intuitive, efficient, and enjoyable for users.

The three main components of HCI are:
  • Human: This refers to the user or the person interacting with the computer system. Understanding the characteristics, abilities, limitations, and needs of human users is crucial to designing effective and user-friendly interfaces.
  • Computer: This represents the technology or computing system with which humans interact. It includes the hardware, software, and interfaces that enable communication and interaction between humans and computers.
  • Interaction: This refers to the communication and exchange of information between humans and the computer system. It involves the design of interfaces, input mechanisms (such as keyboards or touchscreens), output mechanisms (such as displays or speakers), and the overall user experience during the interaction process.

These three components are intertwined and must be considered together to create successful human-computer interactions.

Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design is a University of Cambridge short course that enables learners to:
  • Design a functional model of a human-AI system and analyse the types and levels of automation that can be used to address a solution neutral problem statement
  • Perform a risk analysis and determine the types of risks that are inherent in the human-AI system and propose mitigation activities
  • Create a verification cross reference matrix and a validation strategy which can be used to verify that system requirements have been met for all deployment contexts relevant to the human-AI

Led by Professor Per Ola Kristensson, this 8-week course aims to provide comprehensive instruction on methods, principles, and approaches for designing
AI-driven systems, products, and services. The course focuses on leveraging AI to assist users in accomplishing their objectives and enhancing the overall user experience. Participants will engage in a series of case-based exercises that are applicable across various industries. As the course progresses, learners will develop a functional model of their own AI system design, incorporating strategies for risk management, governance, verification, and validation.

Anyone with the zeal to explore the intricacies of human-computer interaction can enroll in this HCI course. However, professionals managing product design, development and user experience in the following industries, with a keen interest in applying AI to improve products or processes, will find this course valuable:
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Financial services (including insurance and banking)
  • Healthcare (especially the production of medical devices)
  • Consumer or commercial products

Due to the high-level systems thinking approach this course will take, it is recommended for professionals operating at a senior or managerial level, such as Senior Product Developers, Product Design Managers, Lead System Designers, and directors of UI or UX. The course does not require a university-level mathematics background, or prior experience with artificial intelligence, but some experience with quantitative reasoning or critical thinking is highly recommended.

Our certificated courses reflect the Cambridge experience and values, with low student-to-tutor ratios and academically rigorous standards. Our learning model is designed to help you advance your skills and specialise in emerging areas that address global challenges. We will help you build your network through an engaging and impactful learning journey that encourages collaboration. Courses are delivered in weekly modules, allowing you to plan your time effectively. The assessment criteria will be presented to you at the start of the course, so you can approach your studies with confidence and motivation, knowing what is expected of you and how to meet those expectations.

Throughout your online learning experience, you will have access to your HCI course tutor, who will help facilitate your learning and provide you with support and guidance during your studies. You can interact with your tutor through a range of media, such as live sessions, discussion forums, email, or canvas messaging.

Each course includes a balance of:
  • Interactive learning and real-world application so you can directly apply what you’re learning to your own context.
  • Diverse teaching methods to enhance learning outcomes which will be delivered via learning activities such as University of Cambridge academic led videos, quizzes and group work.
  • Optional live sessions (1 hour) with University of Cambridge academics and tutors to deepen your understanding of the week's material. These sessions may include an informal Q&A, a short lecture, or a breakout activity that builds on the content introduced that week. All sessions are recorded and made available to stream so you can catch up whenever suits you.
  • Guided critical thinking via our reflective workbook so you can collect, structure and summarise information and your thoughts as you progress through the course.

The course does not necessitate a background in mathematics at the university level or prior experience in artificial intelligence. However, having some exposure to quantitative reasoning or critical thinking is strongly advised. Additionally, a proficient level of spoken and written English is necessary to actively engage in and excel in the course. It is recommended that participants have an English language proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 7.

Our online courses combine several different elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Participants will be able to learn at their own pace during the week, viewing content, engaging in discussions and completing any assignments. The duration of the course is 8 weeks. On average, our courses take 6 to 8 hours per week.

Upon successful completion of the HCI course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Cambridge as evidence of your learning. Furthermore, HCI certification showcases a commitment to continuous learning and professional development, as it requires individuals to stay updated with the latest trends, advancements, and best practises in the field. It provides a competitive edge in the job market and can lead to career advancement and higher salary potential.

This HCI certification demonstrates a solid understanding of user-centred design principles, usability testing, interaction design, and user research methodologies.

During your online learning journey, you will have the valuable opportunity to engage with a dedicated HCI course tutor. They will play a crucial role in facilitating your learning and offering support and guidance throughout your studies. You can easily interact with your tutor through various mediums, including live sessions, discussion forums, email, or the Canvas messaging system.

  • Sufficient internet speed and stability for video streaming (2 Mbps up/down)
  • No specialist software or equipment is needed

HCI courses cover a wide range of topics, including user interface design principles, interaction design, usability testing, user research methods, cognitive psychology, prototyping, accessibility, and emerging technologies in HCI.

Graduates of HCI courses can pursue careers as user experience (UX) designers, interaction designers, usability researchers, information architects, product managers, and user researchers. HCI professionals are in demand across various industries, including technology, healthcare, entertainment, and more.

Yes, there are several excellent books on HCI that can supplement your learning. Some popular ones that Edureka suggests include "The Design of Everyday Things" by Don Norman, "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug, and "About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design" by Alan Cooper.

Yes, University of Cambridge Online offers HCI course that can be taken remotely.

The level of programming involved in HCI courses can vary. While some courses may focus more on design and user research, others might include practical programming elements for implementing interactive prototypes or understanding the technical aspects of interfaces.

User research is a fundamental aspect of HCI. Understanding users' needs, behaviours, and preferences is crucial for designing effective and user-friendly computer systems. User research informs the design process and ensures that the final product meets the users' expectations.

HCI is crucial because it ensures that technology is accessible, usable, and enjoyable for users. By understanding human behaviour and cognitive processes, designers can create interfaces that meet users' needs and expectations.

In an HCI course, you can expect to work on projects that involve designing and evaluating user interfaces, conducting usability tests, analysing user feedback, and creating interactive prototypes.

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