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COMP 1011 - UX/UI Fundamentals

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

User Experience (UX) encompasses a wide range of activities including User Interface (UI) design, Information Architecture (IA) and field research. Usability design and testing, tight integration and collaboration with software development processes are included in UX. This hands-on course is an introduction to UX/UI for those who are creating user interfaces for web sites, mobile applications, and information systems, as well as those who want a better understanding of the role of UX/UI. Students will follow an iterative and agile approach focusing on User-Centered Design (UCD) as the motivator for product direction. Skills learned in this course will apply to web and mobile applications as well as IT systems interface development. Participants will be expected to work within interdisciplinary teams, with emphasis on collaboration, brainstorming, and continued evolution of an interface concept based on UCD. Upon completion, successful students will be able to incorporate user-centered iterative design principles and processes into a wide variety of IT projects. Some students may want to complete COMP 1910 – Introduction to 3D Simulations and VR/AR concurrently with COMP 1011.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of using a Windows PC and file management.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$545.00

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 62669

Wed Apr 18 - Wed Jul 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 18 - Jul 04 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 302

Instructor

Arron Ferguson

Course Outline

Cost

$545.00

Notes

  1. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 65452

Wed Apr 25 - Wed Jul 11 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 25 - Jul 11 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 270

Instructor

Vidhi Shah

Course Outline

Cost

$545.00

Notes

  1. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate successful practices in User-Centered Design (UCD).
  • Explain the relationship between User Experience (UX) Design and the Agile Software Methodology.
  • Use personas and user stories to identify features of a digital prototype
  • Prepare and conduct surveys and interviews to prove product validity.
  • Propose a supporting information architecture for a digital prototype.
  • Identify anti-patterns in User Interface (UI) design and why they are unacceptable.
  • Conduct usability testing over several iterations.
  • Identify various usability heuristics and how to apply them
  • Demonstrate effective user flows that support intuitive navigation.
  • Prepare a value proposition that supports a defensible digital prototype.
  • Develop effective prototypes and wireframes using an iterative methodology.
  • Identify digital artifacts that support current design preferences in both web and mobile computing.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

COMP 1011 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Social Media and Digital Marketing
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced Java Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Applied Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
    Part-time   Statement of Completion
  4. Applied Web Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  5. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Web Development Fundamentals
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition)
Author Steve Krug
Publisher New Riders
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32196-551-6
Price $38.50
Optional

Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams
Author Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
Publisher O'Reilly Media
Copyright 2016
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-49195-360-0
Price $32.95
Optional

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition)
Author Steve Krug
Publisher New Riders
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32196-551-6
Price $38.50
Optional

Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams
Author Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
Publisher O'Reilly Media
Copyright 2016
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-49195-360-0
Price $32.95
Optional

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