User Interface Design
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering
Taught In English
SENG1120 and SENG2130
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduces design and analysis methods for user interface design. Relevant perceptual psychology is introduced, and guidelines for user interface design are derived. Design methods are discussed and analysis of interfaces by experimentation on humans is described. The subject includes a large practical project in which the students engineer a user interface.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Critically examine user interfaces over all aspects of technology2. Implement best practice ideas in designing for the user3. Become familiar with the techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation4. Understand and employ metrics used in evaluating and assessing design5. Position their knowledge and skills against current social and ethical concerns6. Develop expertise necessary for successful completing a project in a group environmentCONTENTIntroduction to Goal-Directed and Scenario-Based Design.Principles of interaction design.Analysis and Specification of user interfaces.Prototyping techniques and processes.Quality Assurance and Testing for user interfaces.Practical experience in analysis methods for user interfaces.An introduction to Voice User Interfaces.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.