The student understands the meaning of usability in software development work and is able to apply his/hero learnt knowledge in practical interface planning.
Lectures and lab practices 60 hours. Self-supervised work 73 hours.
Course book:Shneiderman B. & Plaisant C. & Cohen M. & Jacobs S. 2013. Designing the User Interface: Pearson New International Edition: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 5th Edition. Pearson
Recommended reading:Krug S. 2013. Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition. New Riders.Nielsen J. & Budiu R. 2012. Mobile Usability. New Riders.Nielsen J. & Loranger H. 2006. Prioritizing Web Usability. New Riders.Wood D. 2013. Basics Interactive Design: Interface Design: An introduction to visual communication in UI design. Fairchild Books
The students are required to give a presentation and write a report on a chosen topic. The work can be done individually or in pairs. The possible topics include:
Usability of Interactive SystemsManaging Design ProcessesEvaluating Interface DesignsDirect ManipulationMenus, Forms and Dialog BoxesCommand and Natural LanguagesBalancing Function and FashionUser Documentation and On-line HelpInformation SearchInformation Visualization
Either one of the following:
1)An assignment consisting of a presentation and a written report. The topics can be agreed on in the beginning of the course.
2) Alternatively, a written final exam.
The course (exam or assignment)will be evaluated on the scale from 0 to 5. All re-exams will be written exams.
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