Testing of user Interfaces
- Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
Students will be acquainted with fundamental principles of
testing of user interfaces. The lectures will cover the most important
topics in this particular field in necessary extent. This extent will
allow the students to test user interfaces in a given context that
is defined, besides other aspects, by life cycle of software
products. Important part of the course are issues dealing with user
interfaces for special classes of user interfaces (handicapped users,
user interfaces for mobile devices etc.). In the framework of seminars
and labs the students will go through the whole design cycle beginning
with the design of a particular user interface and ending up with its
testing and subsequent evaluation. The testing will be done in
usability lab that is at disposal in the department.
- Syllabus of lectures:
Cognitive Walkthrough. Heuristic Evaluation.
User modesl. KLM, GOMS.
Introduction to the usability testing.
Preparation of the usability tests.
Moderating usability tests.
Data collection and analysis. Presentation of the usability tests data.
Remote testing and other special tests.
Speech User Interfaces.
Multimodal interfaces and user interfaces for the people with disabilities.
Collaboration. Eye tracking.
Bachelor projects overview.
Overview of other HCI courses.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
Presentation of the semestral projects. Tests without users. Preparing and performing them. Quantitative studies. Tests with users. Preparing and performing them. Work in the Laboratory for the Usability Testing.
For details see https://cent.felk.cvut.cz/courses/TUR/
- Study Objective:
Students will be acquainted with fundamental principles of^ ^testing of user interfaces.
- Study materials:
1.Shneiderman, B., Plaisant, C. Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (4th Edition). Addison Wesley, 2004. ISBN 0321197860.
2.Nielsen, J. Usability Engineering. Morgan Kaufmann, 1993. ISBN 0125184069.
3.Galitz, W. O. The Essential Guide to User Interface Design. Wiley, 2002. ISBN 0471084646.
4.Heinsen, S., Vogt, P. Usability praktisch umsetzen. Hanser Fachbuchverlag, 2003. ISBN 3446222723.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: