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Course syllabus BIAX30016 - Design and Test of User Interfaces (FI - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Informatics
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Design and Test of User Interfaces
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 24 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
bachelor level, summer semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assessment methods:
Evaluation: two individual tasks 30% + 30%, final examination test 40%. Maximal sum 100%, minimal sum for success 56%. Final evaluation A 100%-94%, B 93%-86%, C 85%-76%, D 75%-66%, E 65%-56%, FX under 56%
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Basic theoretical and practical knowledge with creation and testing of human-computer interfaces, including human-technology interfaces in general. Lectures explain theoretical principles, methods and practical examples. Practices are oriented to testing of real interfaces and to the creation of own design project, step by step using the standart methods, until the final testing and evaluation.
Keywords: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Usability Engineering, User eXperience (UX), User Interfaces, World Usability Day, Bad Design.
Course contents:
- bad design and testing of interfaces
- investigation and categories of users, personas, stakeholders, scenarios of use
- Low Fidelity and High Fidelity design, prototyping of interfaces
- user support
- methods of interface testing and evaluation
- paradigms and interaction styles
- visual, cognitive and motoric abilities of user
- style, branding and historical development
- rules of design for usability by various purposes
Recommended or required reading:
ANDREWS, K. Human-Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes, University Graz, Austria.  [online]. 2015. URL:
DIX, A. Human - Computer Interaction. London: Prentice Hall Europe, 1998.
NIELSEN, J. Usability Engineering. západný svet: Morgan Kaufmann, 1993. ISBN 978-01-251-8406-9.
NORMAN, D. The Design of Everyday Things (2nd Edition). -: MIT Press, 2013.
NORMAN, D. Design pro každý den (český preklad). Česká republika, Brno: Dokořán, 2010. ISBN 978-80-736-3314-1.
SHNEIDERMAN, B. -- PLAISANT, C. Designing the user interface. 5th ed. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2010. 606 p. International Esition. ISBN 978-0-321-60148-3.
ŠPERKA, M. Interakcia človek - počítač. Elektronické učebné texty. -: FI PEVŠ, 2008.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 63

52,4 %7,9 %3,2 %27,0 %9,5 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Juraj Štefanovič, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 18. 12. 2019
Supervisor: Ing. Juraj Štefanovič, PhD.

Last modification made by Ján Lukáš on 12/18/2019.

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