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COMP 8021 - Comparative Studies in GUI Principles

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

In this course, students will develop skills for GUI design and UI evaluation. Online discussion and presentation of GUI trends and criteria set the premise for research and debate. Through case studies of GUI examples, a project will emulate the real world practice of improving or remedying an analyzed problem in existing software. For instance, methodologies including but not limited to: Task flow charts, low/high fidelity prototyping, action analysis, walkthroughs, and user testing, in an applied mode, will increase awareness of user-centred GUI design issues.

Prerequisite(s)

60% in COMP 7021

Credits

3.0

Cost

$716.00

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 52377

Fri Apr 13 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jun 29 Fri 18:30 - 22:15 BBY SE12 Rm. 301

Instructor

Tamas Revoczi

Course Outline

Cost

$716.00

Notes

  1. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. Please note that COMP 8021 is offered once a year in the Spring term.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will have:

  • In-depth knowledge of the process of developing an interactive system from the synthesis of the problem definition to the culmination of a working prototype.
  • In-depth knowledge regarding the available analysis techniques and their application with respect to interactive system design.
  • Increased written and analytical skills in interviewing users and extracting system design information.
  • Developed skills in determining the appropriate techniques to employ when designing an interactive system.
  • Developed skills in drafting the more common formal design documents such as the requirements definitions document, system data flow diagrams, and hierarchic task models.
  • Developed experience with MetaCard, an industry UI prototyping alternative to the more popular HyperCard software.
  • Increased skills in preparation of low fidelity prototypes.
  • Developed skills in developing pro forma plans and reports.
  • Increased skills in performing common usability analyses.
  • Developed skills in performing common empirical evaluation.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

COMP 8021 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 (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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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 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.

Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design
Author Bill Buxton
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann
Copyright 2007
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-12374-037-3
Price $55.50
Optional

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity (2nd Edition)
Author Alan Cooper
Publisher Sams Publishing
Copyright 2004
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-67232-614-1
Price $25.50
Optional

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