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The course teaches User Interface Design (UI) and User Experience (UX) as a strategic area of development for new media. This involves assessing the technical needs of an interface and the appropriate delivery platform. By understanding the power and limitations of Interface Design and User Experience tools and how to work with them, students will create prototyping systems that effectively employ colour, layout, and typography to receive user feedback. The students will learn about design methods, design process, testing and inspections of user interfaces as well as prototyping in three levels of fidelity both on paper and digitally. Students will be assessed by a combination of quizzes, group and individual projects.
Pre-requisite: MDIA 2533 Information Architecture This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. System Requirements are: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later [OR] Apple® macOS® 10.13, 10.14 or later (64-bit Intel-based) Processor: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set Memory: 8 GB minimum, 16 GB or higher recommended (32 GB for 4K media or higher) Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent; NVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 is recommended [OR] AMD Radeon Pro 555X or higher S[OR] Intel UHD Graphics 630 or higher Storage: 250GB SSD or higher Monitor: 1920 x 1080 or higher Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Integrate Information Architecture principles to user experience and interface design.
Recognize the main disciplines of web usability, interface design and user experience.
Evaluate and critique web site interfaces under industry standards.
Demonstrate user and task analysis processes.
Design and conduct usability testing and web evaluations.
Design and implement app and website prototypes.
Design low, medium and high-fidelity prototypes (paper and digital).
Discuss ethical issues involved in testing interactive user interfaces.
Effective as of Fall 2019
MDIA 2540 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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