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.
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 this course is offered once a year in the Fall term.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Analyze and solve most common Human Computer Interface design problems based on existing tried and tested industry guidelines and principles.
Understand and coherently articulate industry guidelines and 'best-practices' in interface design.
Apply these guidelines in a flexible and innovative manner when designing interface prototypes.
Create effective user-friendly, goal-oriented interfaces that allow users to interact easily and intuitively with given computer soft and hardware.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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