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.
Essentials of designing interactive systems
Introduction to experience design
Designing interactive systems
A framework for designing interactive systems
The process of designing interactive systems
Techniques for designing interactive systems
Design including conceptual and physical design
Evaluation including expert and participant-based evaluation
Task analysis including hierarchical and Cognitive work analysis
Visual user interface design
Multimodal user interface design
Contexts for designing interactive systems
Agents and avatars
Ubiquitous computing, information spaces and their architecture
understanding, design and evaluation of Mobile computing
Foundations of designing interactive systems
Memory and attention
Cognition (distributed and embodied) and action
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%
**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).
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
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