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Faculty of Computer Science Goldberg CS Building, 6050 University Ave. Tel: 902.494.2093 Course Title: Designing User Interfaces Course Number: CSCI 3160 Course Section: 1 Semester & Year: Winter 2021 Class Day & Time: Mon/Wed 1:05–2:25pm Class Location: Online (MS Teams) Lab Day & Time: Thu/Fri 1:05am–2:25pm Lab Location: Online (MS Teams) Credit Value: 3.00 Pre-requisites: CSCI 1170 or CSCI 1206 or INFX 1606 or permission of instructor Instructor: Dr. Derek Reilly Office Location: MS Teams Email: [email protected] Office Hours: by appointment TAs: Ashfaq A Zamil Adib [email protected] , Ramanpreet Kaur [email protected] , others TBA. Course Website: on Brightspace Course Mailing List: [email protected] IMPORTANT DATES * Final withdrawal dates: § without financial penalty: Jan 15 § without academic penalty (“W”): Jan 29 § with academic penalty (“W”): Apr 8 Reading week (no classes or labs): Feb 15-19 Quiz dates: Jan 22, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 1 Assignment due dates: Jan 25, Feb 8, Mar 8, Mar 29 Milestone due dates: Feb 22, Mar 15, Apr 5 * quiz, assignment, and milestone dates are subject to change; definitive dates are on Brightspace CALENDAR DESCRIPTION This course deals with concepts and techniques underlying the design of interactive systems. Both human factors and the technical methods of user interface design are covered. Students will learn how to apply various techniques through the design, creation, and testing of a prototype system. LEARNING OUTCOMES Work with peers on a shared project following a User-Centered Design (UCD) process; Explain and Justify the benefits and drawbacks of UCD as an interaction design approach; Describe effective design team behaviours and dynamics and Evaluate your contributions; Select and Use appropriate tools and techniques for communicating design concepts and evaluating designs; Understand the role of design in technical innovation and product development; Apply principles from human cognition and behaviour to create efficient, enjoyable, and useful designs.
CSCI 3160 Designing User Interfaces Course Syllabus 2 TEXTBOOK There is no required textbook for the course; assigned readings will be made available on the course website. For students wishing additional structured coverage of course material there are several good textbooks on this topic, including: 1. Jennifer Preece, Helen Sharp, and Yvonne Rogers (2015). Interaction design: beyond human-computer interaction (4e). John Wiley & Sons. 2. Bill Buxton (2011). Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Morgan Kaufmann. AND Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, Nicolai Marquardt, and Bill Buxton. (2011). Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook. Morgan Kaufmann. 3. Alan Dix, Janet E. Finlay, Gregory D. Abowd, and Rusell Beale (2004). Human-Computer Interaction (3e). Prentice-Hall. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Students are required to have a paper notebook and pencil/pen during labs. These will be used in a number of lab activities. Additional materials and tools will be listed and/or made available on the course website as necessary.

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