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Interaction Design and Prototyping

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Level of Study

Bachelor

Teaching semester

Spring

Objectives and Content

The course introduces students to prototyping and design of interactive technologies. The students learn about different kinds of prototyping activities involved in designing lo-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes such as web pages and mobile interfaces. The students will learn techniques for prototyping such as sketching, and wireframing. Further, they will learn design principles and guidelines for constructing useful, usable and user-friendly interfaces. The students will be given an introduction to front-end programming and relevant technologies and tools for designing user interfaces.

Learning Outcomes

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • knows central concepts in current interactive user interfaces and interactive applications
  • has knowledge about prototyping and different types of prototyping activities.
  • has knowledge of design principles and design guidelines
  • knows about the advantages and disadvantages for of low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototyping

Skills

The student

  • can construct web pages in with current web technologies (such as HTML5 and CSS)
  • can use prototyping tools (such as Adobe XD, Axure)
  • can use techniques such as sketching and wireframing for constructing prototypes

Required Previous Knowledge

INFO132, INF100, MIX101, INF109 or equivalent

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

None

Access to the Course

Open

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and computer labs.

Normally two hours of lecture, and 2 hours of labs per week.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Assignments that must be completed and approved.
  • Compulsory participation labs (at least 75%).

Approved compulsory requirements are valid for the two following semesters.

Update: In the spring semester 2021, the requirement to attend 75% of the seminars will not apply due to the corona situation. However, it is highly recommended that students attend as much as possible.

Forms of Assessment

  • Written exam (3 hours): 60% of the total grade
  • Group assignment: 40% of the total grade

Grading Scale

A-F

Assessment Semester

Assessment in teaching semester. Only students who have a valid document of absence will be entitled to take a new written exam the following semester.

Course Evaluation

All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.

Department

Department of Information Science and Media Studies

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Take- home exam and group assignment

    Withdrawal deadline
    20.04.2021
    • Exam part: Take-home exam

      Assignment handed out
      20.05.2021, 15:00
      Submission deadline
      20.05.2021, 18:00
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Group assignment

      Submission deadline
      04.05.2021, 14:00
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam