This course examines selected topics in Advanced User Interface Design. Participants will be required to develop prototype interface designs for reduced versions of different applications: (egs: an E-mail program, Browser, Museum Kiosk Display, cell phones/PDA wireless devices, DVDs, Video Games, etc.). These assignments focus on creating an effective and intuitive user interface with coherent navigational logic. In addition to the GUI design techniques covered in COMP 7021, COMP 8021 students will be further exposed to advanced issues and alternative approaches in Human-Computer Interaction. Simulated assignment/product development cycles will facilitate participant's keener awareness of real world time pressures. Some prefabricated elements may be used to expedite construction, integration and testing of beta interface prototypes. Participants at this stage will be developing their visual and other non-textual multisensory communication, innovation and problem solving skills. The final project offers the participants a powerful opportunity to integrate all of their newly acquired knowledge and skills in a supportive, flexible and potentially inspirational manner/environment. Please note that COMP 8521 is offered once a year in the Fall term.
60% in COMP 8021
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2003
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