Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012
SWE 4324 User-Centered Design
Prerequisite: (CSE 1302C or CSE1302J or CSE 1302E) or IT 1324
A course that presents the fundamental knowledge, processes, skills, and practices leading to the user-centered design of computer systems and applications. The course addresses the effectiveness of human interactions with computers by examining issues of physical ergonomics, cognition and perception, human memory and information processing, and evaluation of prototype software in a Usability Lab. Usability engineering techniques are covered leading to improved system effectiveness in supporting use of computers, user learning, diversity in interaction styles, and individual versus group work. Class exercises provide practice of needed skills. A major project that integrates all aspects of user-centered task-oriented design is included.