User Interface Design
This course describes the characteristics of interaction between humans and computers and demonstrates techniques for the evaluation of user-centered systems. We will review the state of the art in popular consumer technologies and research prototypes, and explore theoretical and empirical approaches to designing and evaluating interactive systems. This class will include a mix of lectures, hands-on in-class activities and group discussions focused on class readings.
Ceara Byrne, PhD Student, Office Hours: Tuesday 12p-5p, TSRB 243
Homework is integral to student success.
This course is broken up into 4 modules: visual interfaces, audio interfaces, tactile interfaces, and natural user interfaces. Each module will have a project associated with it.
Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) and Multimodal User Interfaces (MUIs)
Please check this page frequently, as it may change or update throughout the semester.
MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION AND BASICS
|May 14||TBD||Introduction to HCI||TBD|
|May 16||TBD||Design of Everyday Things||TBD|
|May 21||TBD||UCD Process / Assistive Technologies / Universal Design / Globalization||TBD|
|May 23||TBD||Data Gathering Techniques and Task Analyses||TBD|
MODULE 2: VISUAL USER INTERFACES
|May 28||TBD||Memorial Day – No Classes||TBD|
|May 30||TBD||Vision: Perception and Cognition, Requirements, and User Modeling||TBD|
|June 4||TBD||Visual Design Principles (Gestalt, etc)||TBD|
|June 6||TBD||Prototyping for Mobile and Web Interfaces||TBD|
|June 11||TBD||Evaluating Visual User Interfaces, Error Handling||TBD|
MODULE 3: AUDIO USER INTERFACES
|June 20||TBD||Audio: Perception and Cognition, Requirements, and Design Principles||TBD|
|June 25||TBD||Prototyping and Evaluating Audio Interfaces||TBD|
|June 27||TBD||Emotional and Seductive Design Principles||TBD|
MODULE 4: TACTILE USER INTERFACES
|July 2||TBD||Tactile: Introduction to Wearable Computing, Perception and Cognition, Requirements, and Design Principles||TBD|
|July 4||TBD||No classes||TBD|
|July 9||TBD||Prototyping and Evaluating Tactile User Interfaces||TBD|
MODULE 5: NATURAL USER INTERFACES & MULTIMODAL USER INTERFACES
|July 11||TBD||Introduction to NUIs / MUIs research and Ubiquitous Computing||TBD|
|July 16||TBD||Designing NUIs / MUIs||TBD|
|July 18||TBD||Prototyping NUIs / MUIs||TBD|
|July 23||TBD||Evaluating NUIs / MUIs||TBD|
|July 27||FINAL EXAM|