User Interface Design
The objective of this course is to learn the fundamentals of user experience design and interface design. Basic theories, methods and techniques from user experience design and interface design are applied in group design exercises.
Understanding the qualities of user experience (UX) and interfaces to digital products, systems and services is fundamental in the broader ﬁeld of digital design. In short, this area covers how we, as people, interact with digital technology, and how these interactions can be shaped to create a high quality experience, from aesthetic as well as functional perspectives. The course also introduces and elaborates on fundamental interaction design theory.
This course is a 3rd semester course on the BSc Digital Design and Interactive Technologies
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Apply basic scientific principles, theories and methods for user interface design
- Apply current best practices for user interface design in a digital design proces
- Design a screen-based application in accordance to contemporary principles, theories, methods and practices for user interface design
- Design a test for a screen based prototype and evaluate the prototype according to speciﬁed conditions
- Analyze the qualities of a user interface design and relate it to fundamental interaction design theory
In this course, the students will learn the fundamentals of user experience design and interface design.
The course covers basic theories, methods and techniques from user experience design and interface design and applies them in group design exercises, where students design, prototype and evaluate the user experience and interface of a screen-based application. The design work relies on a combination of current research and best industry practice, and evaluation is carried out with user representatives in realistic contexts.
The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.
Student Activity BudgetEstimated distribution of learning activities for the typical student
- Preparation for lectures and exercises: 10%
- Lectures: 20%
- Exercises: 20%
- Project work, supervision included: 40%
- Exam with preparation: 10%
Ordinary examExam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, External (7-point scale)
D2G: Submission for groups with following oral exam supplemented by the submission. Shared responsibility for the report.
The students work in groups of 3-5 students with a design project, and write a reflective report from the project that is handed in for examination. The report size is 10 pages + 2 additional pages per group member (also counting the first member). The examination time is 20 mins per student. The re-exam follows the same type of assessment.
- 3-5 students in a group
Group exam : Joint student presentation followed by a group dialogue. All the students are present in the examination room throughout the examination.