User Interface Design

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    User Interface Design

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COMP 261 or SWEN 221

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course addresses the design and engineering of user interfaces. It presents principles and guidelines for design and covers a range of design processes. It presents techniques for testing user interfaces, and considers a variety of user interface styles and interface devices.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Understand principles of usability engineering;
    2. Design a user interface following accepted principles and guidelines;
    3. Implement a user interface taking into account usability and fitness for purpose;
    4. Integrate user interface design techniques into the general software engineering life cycle.

    Mini Project 25%
    Main Project: Personas 30%
    Main Project: Presentation 15%
    Main Project: Individual Video 30%

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