WEB202 » Syllabus
Class: User Interface & Experience (UI/UX) Design for the Web
Quarter: Summer 2016
Time: M/W from 7:00PM to 9:30PM in room BE3151
Class Hours: 44
Type of Course: Workforce Education Preparatory
Length of Course: 11 weeks
Prerequisite: WEB120 & WEB200 or Instructor Permission
This course provides an overview and detailed look at how the User Interface & User eXperience gets fulfilled via the design, functionality, features and content of a website project while successfully achieving strategic business goals and user needs.
The students will design and develop a small to medium sized e-commerce website while focusing on the user experience and goals of the business. This class will provide the student with a case study and website portfolio piece to present to potential employers.
Upon successful completion of WEB202, the student will be able to:
- Organize and present complex functionality in a simplified manner within a website to achieve business goals and user needs
- Create a successful information architecture, content layout and navigational scheme that is consistent throughout the website
- Make informed user-centered design interface choices utilizing the principles of aesthetics, ergonomics and heuristic principles
- Create a look and feel that makes a favorable first impression to the user
- Efficiently communicate a task flow with the user through the use of appropriate dialogue boxes and form applications
- Collect and analyze user feedback in order to evaluate the usability of a web interface and task flow
- The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web, by Jesse James Garrett
- Designing Interfaces, by Jenifer Tidwell
- UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want | by
- Eyetracking Web Usability, by Jakob Nielsen and Kara Pernice
- Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions, by Bill Scott &Theresa Neil
- Undercover User Experience Design (Voices That Matter), by Cennydd Bowles & James Box
- Prioritizing Web Usability, by Jakob Nielsen
- A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making, by Russ Unger & Carolyn Chandler
- Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, by Christina Wodtke & Austin Govella
- Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work, by Robert Hoekman, Jr. & Jared Spool
- Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (2nd Edition), by Dan Saffer
Your final grade will be a culmination of your Class Assignments:
- Assignments will create an overall Class Project to be presented at the end of the quarter
- Assignments require critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Assignments will be “due” according to the class Schedule (Spring) or Schedule (Summer)*
- Students are responsible for assignment information on assignment pages
- Students are also responsible for assignment information given in class
- Assignments will be marked down 25% for every week they are late
*Students must check the schedule before asking the instructor, “When is this due?”
Code of Ethics:
All downloads provided by this site are the intellectual property of the respected author(s) and are for available as a download for example and resource purposes only. Students are expected to create their own design and production work and write their own code. Turning in downloaded and or copied and pasted code as your own assignment work is considered to be plagiarism and is subject to disciplinary action by the college.
It is the intention of SCCC to provide both a safe and nurturing environment for students, faculty and staff. To maintain and promote that environment, the college subscribes to a specific code of conduct, which is in accord with the Washington Administrative Code for all public institutions.
Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, requiring special arrangements in case of building evacuation, or have emergency medical information the instructor should know about are asked to contact the disability support services office (DSS) in Rm. 1112. Once the disability is verified with DSS you will be given a letter of accommodation that should be to handed to your instructor.