2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

CSIS 44662 User Centered Design

This course focuses on the design of effective human computer interactions. Students in the course will learn how the design, implementation, and evaluation of a human computer interface fit into a comprehensive software development life cycle. A portion of the course deals with selected aspects of human cognition and behavior as they apply to human computer interaction. The students will learn how to construct models of typical user interfaces, how to build and evaluate prototypes, and how to build and evaluate finished user interfaces for software systems. A significant portion of the course is a group project in which the students will design and implement a user interface for a software system. In addition, this course is designed to help the students improve their research skills, their oral and written communication skills, and their ability to work effectively as part of a software development team.