User Interface Design

Course code SENG3300Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Introduces design and analysis methods for user interface design. Relevant perceptual psychology is introduced, and guidelines for user interface design are derived. Design methods are discussed. Analysis of interfaces by experimentation on humans is described. The subject includes a large practical project in which the students engineer a user interface.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. Introduce students to guidelines for user interfaces.
2. Introduce students to design methods for user interfaces.
3. Introduce students to analysis methods for user interfaces.
4. Provide students with practical experience in design methods for user interfaces.
5. Provide students with practical experience in analysis methods for user interfaces.
6. Work effectivel in a team to produce a software artifact
Content1. Introduction to Goal-Directed and Scenario-Based Design.
2. Principles of interaction design.
3. Analysis and Specification of user interfaces.
4. Prototyping techniques and processes.
5. Quality Assurance and Testing for user interfaces.
6. Practical experience in analysis methods for user interfaces.
7. An introduction to Voice User Interfaces.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSENG1120 and SENG2130.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAs per course outline
Examination: FormalA final examination held according to the university exam timetable at the end of semester.
ProjectsA major group project as per course outline which includes verbal presentation of softwared developed
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.
Student achieving >25% but less that 40% will be offered an alternate assessment if, and only if, all other assessment items have been submitted.
Students obtaining <25% will not be offered an alternate assessment, and will fail the course, unless students have submitted Adverse Circumstances in accordance with the Adverse Circumstances Policy.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for SENG3300