Catalog Description: The design, implementation, and evaluation of user interfaces. User-centered design and task analysis. Conceptual models and interface metaphors. Usability inspection and evaluation methods. Analysis of user study data. Input methods (keyboard, pointing, touch, tangible) and input models. Visual design principles. Interface prototyping and implementation methodologies and tools. Students will develop a user interface for a specific task and target user group in teams.

Units: 4

Prerequisites: COMPSCI 61B or COMPSCI 61BL.

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for Computer Science 160 after taking Computer Science 260A.

Summer: 6.0 hours of lecture and 2.0 hours of discussion per week
Spring: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week
Fall: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Class Schedule (Summer 2024):
CS 160 – MoTuWeTh 11:00-12:29, Jacobs Hall 310 – Timothy James Aveni

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Course objectives: The goal of the course is for students to learn how to design, prototype, and evaluate user interfaces using a variety of methods

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