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. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  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 Course Learning Goals

    Student assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and critiques.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Departmentally-selected text, as well as support materials created by the instructor, software developer, or department. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 6/09; New Core 8/2015