IS 586 Usability Engineering

The course provides an introduction to: issues in Human Computer Interaction; analysis of interfaces and their use; the interface design process as an engineering activity; designing usable interfaces under constraints; and the rapid prototyping and evaluation cycle. The course covers interface design in multiple contexts including websites, web-based applications, smartphone apps, regular computer apps and new contexts of interacting with computers.

Previously IS555.

Learning objectives

  • Understand how to analyze interfaces and their use.
  • Understand how to synthesize: the design process as an engineering activity.
  • Understand rapid prototyping and evaluation cycle.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS586AO - Usability Engineering
      Wed, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
      Graduate student questions may be sent to
      Michael Twidale
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).