VAMM120 Interface Design

Department of The Arts: Multimedia and Web Design

I. Course Number and Title
VAMM120 Interface Design
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students will need to work on assignments outside of class. The required software is available in designated labs on campus.
VI. Catalog Course Description
The theoretical foundation needed to design user interfaces for digital projects are established. Topics discussed include human computer interaction, current trends, and basic methods for design, as well as project management techniques. Software is used to create the menus and navigation systems needed.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. describe the user interface design process;
      2. apply the concepts to solve design problems;
      3. demonstrate an understanding of the conepts in a user interface through planning, analyzing, designing, prototyping, and testing;
      4. create a working user interface; and
      5. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Students will

    1. apply the techniques learned about the analysis phase of user interface design to:
      1. perform a functional analysis;
      2. perform a user analysis; and
      3. perform a task analysis
    2. design a detailed user interface plan that will include:
      1. flowcharting information flow;
      2. designing a layout plan; and
      3. creating prototypes for review.
    3. verify an interface design that:
      1. explains the types of verification;
      2. creates protocols; and
      3. demonstrates interview skills.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. Student assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and critiques.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmentally selected text, as well as support materials created by the instructor, software developer, or department. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 6/09