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Interface Design Usability MDIA 2536

Media Communications Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Good product design incorporates a number of timeless principles for human–computer interaction. This course is designed to explain how humans interact with technology interfaces. Human–computer interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field concerned with people, computer technology, and the ways that these interact and influence one another. Software products and websites that are created without considering human factors are often more difficult and less efficient to use. In this course, students will study the basic elements of people-friendly interactive design. Students will develop interface designs from original concept creation through to fully functioning prototypes. Through collaboration with other courses in this program, students gain a clear understanding and practical application of the web and mobile application interface design process.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the user and task analysis processes.
  • Recognize the differences between good and bad interactive design.
  • Identify user-interaction steps through a workflow chart.
  • Develop a fully functional prototype interface.
  • Analyse different persuasive techniques in digital interfaces.
  • Design an interface that provides simple, direct feedback.
  • Create an interface that encourages people to explore.
  • Render high-quality interface icons.
  • Collaborate and create a website by combining interactive design with digital design fundamentals.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

Interface Design Usability (MDIA 2536) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

  1. Digital Design and Development
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Digital Media Foundations
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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