User Interface Design
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Systems Engineering
Taught In English
COMP 261 or SWEN 221
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
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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