MMS 1502018-07-27T05:19:40+00:00

COURSE CODE: MMS 150
COURSE TITLE: User Interface and User Experience Design
PREREQUISITES: MMS 100, MMS 101, and MMS 102
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Methods and principles for designing interfaces for digital multimedia products.

COURSE GOAL:

At the end of this course, you shoud be able to:

  • Enumerate and discuss factors that influence the effectiveness of a user interface;
  • Create user interfaces based on heuristic and human-centered principles;
  • Evaluate a user interface using heuristics and usability tests; and
  • Anticipate considerations in designing future-facing user interfaces.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • I. User interface design and user experience research
    • A. What is a human-centered user interface?
    • B. How does user interface design relate to other activities in product and creative
      development?
  • II. Elements of a UI
    • A. Visual elements
    • B. Non-visual elements
    • C. Interaction patterns
  • III. Prototyping and creating UIs
    • A. Low-, medium- and high-fidelity prototypes and tools for creating them
    • B. Heuristic principles
    • C. Human factors
    • D. Accessibility, personas, and adaptive interfaces: Incorporating user-specific needs in UI
      design
  • IV. Evaluating UIs
    • A. Heuristic evaluation
    • B. Basic UX and usability testing
    • C. How does user interface design relate to user experience research?
  • V. The future of the interface
    • A. Sample topics: Whole-body interfaces, augmented and virtual reality, ubiquitous interfaces,
      the Internet of Things