Introduction to designing and evaluating user interfaces

 James A. Larson, PhD

Course description

Training, skill, and experience are needed to design user interfaces that are truly easy to learn and use. This course presents the theory and principles behind great user interfaces, and enables students to put the theory into practice by (1) specifying criteria for evaluating user interfaces, (2) implementing a variety of graphical user interfaces, and (3) applying the evaluation criteria to the user interface. Students should be able to apply the knowledge they gain form this course to design and evaluate both user interfaces using technologies available today and tomorrow.

Course goals

Introduction—Usability of Interactive Systems.

Manage the User Interface Lifecycle

Evaluate Interface Designs.

User Interface Design Issues

Upon the successful completion of this course students will be able to