Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in the project modules in the 1st and 2nd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

Learning objectives


The student must gain knowledge of the following theories and methods:

Fundamentals of human-computer interaction:

  • interaction design
  • usability and user experience
  • design principles
  • interaction forms

Interaction design process:

  • activities in interaction design
  • user-centered 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


  • 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


  • be able to apply concepts, techniques and methods to design and evaluate a specific system that solves a well-defined task

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized according to the general teaching methods for the education, cf. §17

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.



Name of examDesign and Evaluation of User Interfaces
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign og evaluering af brugergrænseflader
Module codeDSNDATFB313
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design