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.

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

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).