Course Information (Fall 2012)
CSCI-422 User Interface Design
The purpose of this course is to:
- Learn common design rules for user interfaces
- Explore the ways that cognitive and perceptual science impact user interface design
- Learn to identify common interface design flaws
- Understand principles related to creation of a natural user interface
- Consider how user interfaces must change to support different input modalities, such as gestures, voice, etc.
- Learn an effective user-centered design process
- Consider how to evaluate the usability of a system
- Apply principles, patterns and design process to a large project.
Designing with the Mind in Mind, Jeff Johnson
Brave NUI World, Wigdor and Wixon
In-class exercises and chapter quizzes must be submitted on time (barring major illness or similar extenuating circumstances).
For other assignments, late policy is minus 2 points per day.
Additional requirement for team projects: If I hear from your partner/team members that you don't reply to emails and therefore potentially jeopardize getting an assignment done, you will lose half the points on that assignment.
Also, partner exercises are created to encourage discussion or to share knowledge among partners. Doing this type of assignment on your own is not acceptable. No point deductions for now, but if this becomes an issue the policy may be revised later.
Quizzes must be turned in on time.