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COMP 7021 - Graphics in User Interface Design

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course covers a number of User Interface Design areas. These, drawn from a number of disciplines, come together to provide a working understanding of an elegant and highly usable User Interface. Subject matter includes topics such as: screen layout, navigation, color, human factors and user-centered design methodologies. These topics are covered from a combination of practical and theoretical viewpoints allowing students to become comfortable with using design guidelines and principals as well as with the analyses required to make decisions on their own. Projects and exercises also expose the student to tools and prototyping techniques.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Design GUI screens.
  • Affectively apply color basics to a User Interface.
  • Understand color schemes, color modes and color do's and don'ts.
  • Affectively apply typography basics to a User Interface.
  • Understand the affect of typography variants on the screen.
  • Affectively apply human factors to a User Interface.
  • Determine usability guidelines according to the domain and user.
  • Arrange content and navigation of the User Interface according to usability guidelines.
  • Analyse user tasks and data for a simple system.
  • Apply the information to the design of the User Interface.
  • Understand the user experience.
  • Use diagrams to model the User Interface design.
  • Use prototyping techniques.
  • Apply the material of the course to website design.
  • Understand the broader scope of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and prepare for further courses in HCI.

Effective as of Winter 2008

Related Programs

COMP 7021 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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