Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module provides students with an introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of user-centred interface and interaction design for web applications. The main focus of the module will be on web based systems and interfaces for a variety of devices. Students will then have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding they gain in these areas to a practical task including a case study.
The aim of the module is to provide an introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of user-centered interface and interaction design for web applications on a variety of devices. Students will then have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding they gain in these areas to a case study (coursework assignment).
Intended Learning Outcomes
discuss how human strengths and weaknesses inform the design of web applications: 1assess how interfaces adhere to Human Computer Interaction (HCI) guidelines and design patterns: 1,2design and create interfaces of web-based applications for a range of devices: 1,2explain and discuss the importance of compliance with legal and ethical standards: 1,2apply the user-centered design process and related techniques: 1,2
22 hours interactive lectures10 hours tutorials/practicals40 hours (4 hours per week for 10 weeks) of structured engagement with online resources78 hours self study/assessment preparation
1: Coursework weighted 75%
Description of Module Assessment
Report on a User Centered Design Case StudyPlan, design, create and evaluate a solution to a relevant case study, producing a 2,000 word report (not including diagrams, tables, images etc.) on the process.
2: Portfolio weighted 25%
A Portfolio of Weekly Practical TasksStudents will be required to complete around 10 weekly practicals tasks that apply the concepts presented in lectures and related reading. These weekly tasks will be compiled into a single file e.g. Word Document, and submitted electronically. Each task is weighted equally.