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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

$559.84 - $568.41 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 43264

Mon Sep 09 - Mon Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 652

Instructor

Neda Changizi

Course Outline

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 14 (Thanksgiving) and November 11 (Remembrance Day).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 41066

Tue Sep 10 - Tue Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 311

Instructor

Arron Ferguson

Course Outline

Cost

$568.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 45963

Wed Sep 11 - Wed Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 311

Instructor

Arron Ferguson

Course Outline

Cost

$568.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Winter 2020

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 82092

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 24 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 311

Instructor

Arron Ferguson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$568.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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7 seats available as of Oct 23, 2019 1:21 pm (PDT). These seats are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 87304

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 25 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 311

Instructor

Arron Ferguson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$568.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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6 seats available as of Oct 23, 2019 1:21 pm (PDT). These seats are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 87303

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Apr 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 06 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 652

Instructor

Neda Changizi

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 17 (Family Day) and March 09.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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   Certificate
  6. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma
  7. Web Development Fundamentals
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

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