Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DSGN 157 User Interface Design

4 credits
This course covers fundamentals of designing interfaces between humans and machines, including kiosks, game tools, household tools, mobile phones, and keyboards. Students will engage in critical dialogue addressing the psychology of human interaction. Concepts including learnability, discoverability, and understandability will be included, and students will create design solutions based on these principles.

Prerequisites: ART 102  and DSGN 155  

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify design problems and challenges in interactive devices, system,s and services
  • Respond to design challenges by applying observation techniques to understand interactions in context
  • Build interactive systems to solve problems using the user-centered design system
  • Develop conceptual models and depictions (scenarios, mock-ups and prototypes) to research prospective users
  • Design effective solutions using a participatory design process
  • Effectively present and defend individual design solutions in terms of user experience and technical design choices

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20