UX Design in Mobile Applications

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 3375
Semester Length
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides students the opportunity to learn and explore developing mobile applications from the perspective of human-computer interface (HCI), user experience and interaction design concepts. The course would cover four general areas: essentials of designing interactive systems, techniques for designing interactive systems, contexts for designing interactive systems, and foundations of designing interactive systems.
Course Content

Essentials of designing interactive systems

  1. Introduction to experience design

  2. Designing interactive systems

  3. A framework for designing interactive systems

  4. The process of designing interactive systems

  5. Usability



Techniques for designing interactive systems

  1. Understanding

  2. Envisionment

  3. Design including conceptual and physical design

  4. Evaluation including expert and participant-based evaluation

  5. Task analysis including hierarchical and Cognitive work analysis

  6. Visual user interface design

  7. Multimodal user interface design


Contexts for designing interactive systems

  1. Social media

  2. Collaborative environments

  3. Agents and avatars

  4. Ubiquitous computing, information spaces and their architecture

  5. understanding, design and evaluation of Mobile computing


Foundations of designing interactive systems

  1. Memory and attention

  2. Cognition (distributed and embodied) and action

  3. Social interaction

  4. Perception (visual and non-visual) and navigation


Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminars, laboratory assignments, reading, and research

Means of Assessment

Projects w/ presentation                     20% - 30%

Participation                                      0% - 05%

Lab/Assignments                                0% - 10%

Midterm Examination*                          30% - 40%

Final Examination*                              30% - 40%

Total                                                      100%

*In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.


Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

1)       Explain the essentials of designing an interactive systems

2)       Demonstrate the techniques for designing interactive systems

3)       Evaluate the contexts for designing interactive systems

4)       Explain and perform the foundations of designing interactive systems

Textbook Materials

Benyon, David. Designing Interactive Systems: A comprehensive guide to HCI, UX and interaction design, Latest edition, Pearson Education


other textbook approved by department.



Min grade C in CSIS 3175





Requisite for


Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 482 (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 341 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 3XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CPSC 3XX (3) 2006/01/01 to 2016/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC 2nd (3) 2016/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 270 (3) 2016/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC COM 2XX (1.5) 2016/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.