User Interface Design

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    User Interface Design

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    SENG1120 and SENG2130

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Introduces 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.
    1. Critically examine user interfaces over all aspects of technology
    2. Implement best practice ideas in designing for the user
    3. Become familiar with the techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation
    4. Understand and employ metrics used in evaluating and assessing design
    5. Position their knowledge and skills against current social and ethical concerns
    6. Develop expertise necessary for successful completing a project in a group environment
    Introduction 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.