Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


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


  • 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 and discuss relations between concepts, techniques and methods in the subject.

Type of instruction

The type of instruction is organised in accordance with the general instruction methods of the programme, cf. § 17.

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 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: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign og evaluering af brugergrænseflader
Module codeDSNIDAK223
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Information Technology (Digitalisation and Application Development)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design