Course Description

This course introduces students to the art and science of designing usable, useful and enjoyable human-computer interfaces, with an emphasis on user-centered design techniques. It stresses the importance and necessity of effective interaction design techniques and presents current design methodologies and principles across multiple platforms. Students will gain valuable knowledge and experience by working in groups on a term-long design project.

Grading (tentative)

Individual (60%)

  • Weekly Reading Quizzes: 10%
  • UI Analysis (including required peer reviews): 15%
  • UX Topic Overview: 35%
  • Weekly One Minute Wrap-up Summaries: max. 2.5% bonus

Group (40%)

  • Needsfinding and Exploratory Sketches: 20%
  • Mockups and Usability Testing: 20%

Reading quizzes must be submitted no later than 10:00am class day - no exceptions. Weekly one minute wrap-up summaries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm the day of class. Assignments are due at the start of class. Assignments submitted after the start of class will be deducted 10%, and no assignments will be accepted after class without valid documentation (e.g. medical certificate).

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C or better).

Required Textbook

Are you kidding me, in 2017? All required readings will be available on-line.

Course Facilitators

Some Name
Office hours Mon. 4:00-5:15pm
Harbour Centre 2146

Another Name

Canvas LMS

Class Discussions