User Interface Design

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BI-TUR.21 Z,ZK 5 2P+2C Czech
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Department of Digital Design

Students gain a basic overview of methods for designing and testing common user interfaces. They get experience to solve the problems where software and other products do not communicate with the user optimally, since the needs and characteristics of users are not taken into account during product development. Students gain an overview of methods that bring users into the development process to ensure optimal interface for them.


Students must have a basic idea about SW systems design and their life cycle.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction into the area of user interfaces.

2. Usability, user centered design.

3. The position of UI design in software life cycle.

4. User research, ethical aspects, collaborative design. Personae.

5. Context analysis, domain analysis, task analysis.

6. Methods of designing UI, formal description, models.

7. Prototyping user interfaces (paper mock-up, software tools).

8. User interfaces evaluation: predictive and interpretive methods.

9. Usability testing, including „“discounted„“ versions.

10. Psychological aspects of UI design.

11. Navigation and classification.

12. User interface design guidelines.

13. Special user interfaces.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. The impact of poor design. Project topics offered.

2. Low fidelity/low tech prototyping. Team formation, project assignment.

3. An analysis of example web interfaces.

4. Project status presentation & discussion

5. Prototyping (Denim, HTML, Flash, Visual Basic,...).

6. Cognitive and heuristic walkthrough, inspection.

7. Project status presentation & discussion

8. Metaphor construction.

9. User perception, the use of color.

10. Project status presentation & discussion

11. Graphical design

12. Project presentation

13. Test, project hand-over, assessment

Study Objective:

Many (software and other) products do not communicate with the user optimally. The main cause is that the needs and characteristics of users are not taken into account during product development. In this module, students gain an overview of the methods that involve users in the development process to ensure optimal communication with the user.

Study materials:

1. Sharp H., Preece J., Rogers Y. : Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition). John Wiley & Sons, 2019. ISBN 978-1-119-54730-3.

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