Design and Evaluation of user Interfaces

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Fundamentals of human-computer interaction:

  • interaction design
  • usability and user experience
  • design principles
  • interaction forms
  • human cognition, perception and memory

Interaction design process:

  • activities in interaction design
  • user-centered design
  • contextual design, participatory design
  • different lifecycle models for interaction design

Use context and users:

  • understand needs and requirements: e.g. interview, observation, questionnaire, probes, card sorting
  • task analysis: e.g. hierarchical task analysis, objectives, tasks, actions
  • scenarios and personas
  • use patterns

Design of interfaces:

  • visual design principles
  • Gestalt laws
  • sketching and prototyping
  • conceptual and physical interface design

Usability evaluation:

  • activities
  • roles and tasks
  • identification of usability problems

Skills

  • understand basic and advanced concepts and theories of human-computer interaction
  • be able to explain the activities in the design of an interface accurately
  • be able to explain the activities of a usability evaluation

Competences

  • be able to apply concepts, techniques and methods to design and evaluate a specific system that solves a well-defined task and discuss relations between concepts, techniques and methods in the subject.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized according to the general teaching methods for the education, cf. chapter 3

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examDesign and Evaluation of User Interfaces
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign og evaluering af brugergrænseflader
Module codeDSNIDAK103
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design