Spring 2023 - CMPT 363 D100

User Interface Design (3)

Class Number: 6589

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

    We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    AQ 3003, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2023
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with different user-centered design approaches, understanding user needs, prototyping methods, and interface evaluation techniques. Students will gain valuable knowledge and experience by working on a hands-on design project.

Topics

  • Design Research
  • User-Centered Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Prototyping Methods
  • Usability Evaluation

Grading

NOTES:

Grading to be announced during the first week of classes.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Interaction Design: Beyond human computer interaction,
Sharp, H., Rogers, Y., and Preece, J. 
Wiley
2019

A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
ISBN: 9781119547358

The UX Book
Hartson, Rex ; Pyla, Pardha S
Elsevier Science & Technology
2012

A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
ISBN: 9780123852410

RECOMMENDED READING:

The Design of Everyday Things
Don Norman
New York : Basic Books
2013
ISBN: 9780465050659

Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday things
Don Norman
New York : Basic Books
2007
A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
ISBN: 9786613628398

Universal methods of design : 100 ways to research complex problems, develop innovative ideas, and design effective solution
Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington, Beverly
MA : Rockport Publishers
2012
A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
ISBN: 9781592537563

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

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