Interface Design (EN)2018/2019
- Content and learning outcomes
The purpose of this core area is to develop students' competencies to enter complex usage scenarios and independently take part in the design process concerning the design of complex user interfaces.Knowledge
Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired knowledge about:Skills
● common interface design development methods
● human-computer interaction
● communication theory.
Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the skills to:Competences
● create convenient user interfaces adapted to relevant target groups based on the theory and methods of the relevant subject area
● apply design methods pertaining to visual design, interaction design and information architecture when designing user interfaces, including prototyping
● work on the development of communications solutions across platforms and media.
Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the competencies to:
● analyse choices of devices and effects in user interfaces and situate these choices in a context
● manage design processes based on analysis and planning
● take part in complex usage situations and independently manage
● the design process when designing complex user interfaces.
- Type of instruction
The teaching in the Web Development Programme is a dynamic, interactive process, where the main emphasis is on student participation. The teaching is based on relevant business practice, and links theory and practice. Issues are included from the different types of companies in the IT sector. The student takes responsibility for his or her own learning, and the teachers constructively contribute to the learning process.
To ensure the optimal academic learning and personal development for each individual student, the Web Development Programme uses varied pedagogy with the main emphasis on dialogue, discussion and projects.
The teaching is organised so that it is varied, among other things, through class teaching, guest lectures, company visits, project work in groups and individual work – often using interdisciplinary issues and always with an application-orientated basis. The different learning formats will, in addition to the academic content, also develop the student's ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
In general for all of these activities, the course of study always tries to set clear objectives for the learning activities.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested standaloneType of examCombined written and oral examinationFormal requirementsA project report and a product must be submitted.
The project report, which constitutes the written part of the examination, must contain as a
• Front page with title, given name and date of birth, class designation and date
• Table of contents with page numbers
• Introduction, incl. problem formulation
• Main section
• Bibliography (incl. all sources that the project references to)
• Appendix (includes just the appendix that is central to the report)
• All pages must be numbered
The written project must contain anywhere between a minimum of 10 normal pages and a
maximum of 30 normal pages.
1 student - min. 10 - max. 15 pages
2 students - min. 15 - max. 20 pages
3 students - min. 20 - max. 25 pages
4 students - min. 20 - max. 30 pages
Front page, table of contents, bibliography and appendix are not included in the required total number of pages. Appendixes are not part of the assessment.
A normal page is 2,400 characters incl. spaces and footnotes. Front page, table of contents,
bibliography and appendix are not included in the count. Appendixes are not part of the
Every single figure or diagram counts as 800 characters.Individual exam or group examIndividual or group, 1-4 max participantsExam languagesEnglishDurationPresentation - max 10 min.
Examination- min. 15 min.
Grading - 5 mi.n
Total - 30 min.Type of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe assessment criterion for the examination is the learning objectives for the compulsory course of study element.
The learning objectives are stated in the joint curriculum.Deadline for submissionThe examination takes place at the end of each module. Further details about time and location and about submission of the project are available on the student intranet, Fronter.
In the subject Interface Design (EN) you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum, group work.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances