Fall 2021 - CMPT 363 E200
User Interface Design (3)
Class Number: 4603
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Th 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CMPT 225 with a minimum grade of C-.
This course provides a comprehensive study of user interface design. Topics include: goals and principles of UI design (systems engineering and human factors), historical perspective, current paradigms (widget-based, mental model, graphic design, ergonomics, metaphor, constructivist/iterative approach, and visual languages) and their evaluation, existing tools and packages (dialogue models, event-based systems, prototyping), future paradigms, and the social impact of UI.
This course introduces students to the art and science of designing usable, useful and enjoyable human-computer interfaces, with an emphasis on user-centered design techniques. It stresses the importance and necessity of effective interaction design techniques and presents current design methodologies and principles across multiple platforms. Students will gain valuable knowledge and experience by working individually and in groups on a term-long design project. No required textbook - assigned readings will be available on-line.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Design Research
- User-Centered Design
- Interaction Design
- Multi-platform Design
- Visual Design
- Usability Evaluation
Grading to be announced during the first week of classes.
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