The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to learn how to communicate with graphics and critically look at user interfaces surrounding us and to be able to find solutions to improve weaknesses.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to design user friendly solutions for different user interfaces, mostly graphical user interfaces for the web.

Course contents

  1. Usability Theories
  2. Internet Habits
  3. Target groups
  4. User Flows
  5. Designing Graphical User Interfaces
  6. Designing prototypes

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Web design or similar knowledge.

Previous course names

Additional information

The communication & absence reporting for the course happens on Itslearning. The student is supposed to follow Itslearning and keep up to date on possible changes.

Note! The situation with Covid-19 might move the course online. In practice it means that the lectures are moved from campus to Zoom following the already existing schedule (bookings on ARBS) and absence reporting is done normally via Itslearning. The situation is followed up continuously and information about possible changes in the course are sent via e-mail or Itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Luke Wroblewski: Mobile First

Steve Krug: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Voices That Matter)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student is required to finish the assignments & projects and fulfill the 80% attendance requirements. Absence needs to be announced in advance via Itslearning.

Examination 1: Finished projects 40%
Examination 2: Tasks and presentations 20%
Examination 3: Deadlines 20%
Examination 4: Presence 20%

The emphasis is on the practical work done within deadlines. Absence without notifying the teacher affects the grading even if all tasks would be finished within given timetable.

Teacher

Törnqvist Jutta

Examiner

Törnqvist Jutta

Group size

No limit (33 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-15 to 2021-08-30

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-08-31 09:15 - 13:00 UX & UI https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68216968292?pwd=a1F3Q2JYYnR1TENmUHlrTlo4d2xqZz09 Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-01 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-02 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-07 09:15 - 13:00 UX & UI https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68216968292?pwd=a1F3Q2JYYnR1TENmUHlrTlo4d2xqZz09 Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-08 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-09 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-14 09:15 - 13:00 UX & UI https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68216968292?pwd=a1F3Q2JYYnR1TENmUHlrTlo4d2xqZz09 Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-15 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-16 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-21 09:15 - 13:00 UX & UI https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68216968292?pwd=a1F3Q2JYYnR1TENmUHlrTlo4d2xqZz09 Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-22 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-23 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-28 09:15 - 13:00 UX & UI https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68216968292?pwd=a1F3Q2JYYnR1TENmUHlrTlo4d2xqZz09 Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-29 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta
2021-09-30 09:15 - 13:00 A303 UX & UI Törnqvist Jutta

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