Programming and User Interface Design

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Programming and User Interface Design

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Introduction to Computer Science

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    By the end of the module students will: understand the principles of programming in a general-purpose, high
    level, imperative programming language (Java) with emphasis on object-orientation and graphical user
    interfaces; be able to write, compile and test medium-sized Java applications using the BlueJ integrated
    development environment; be able to apply good practice in program construction, and internal program
    documentation; have a practical knowledge of programming graphical user interfaces; understand the basic
    principles of usability and good design, particularly as applied to program and Web interfaces, but also in more
    general situations; know and be able to apply practical guidelines for making interfaces more usable;
    understand the basics of computing accessibility issues for the disabled.
    Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and techniques to unseen problems
    without reference to notes, and to work independently and under a time constraint.

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