User experience and user interfaces design

Subject description

  • Comprehensive overview of the field
  • Methods for analysis and identification of target users and requirements, specifics of user groups, user modeling and persona design.
  • Procedures for creating information architecture
  • User interface design rules
  • Prototyping and types of prototypes
  • Designing interactivity and modality of interactions
  • Responsive design
  • Visual design, design system and brand identity rules
  • Ensuring the accessibility of services
  • Characteristics of human perception and psychology
  • Measurements and evaluation methodologies of user experience
  • User experience and interface design for extended reality (XR) technologies
  • Designing and creating the user interface and user experience using selected software

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The goal of the subject is to give common view into the field of user experience and related user interface design. The course deals with the concepts and specifics of human – device interaction and the procedures of user interface design process.  Through gained knowledge of tools and evaluation procedures the course gives knowledge for the design of user interfaces on different devices.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, practical work with presentations of results. Special emphasis on continuous and prompt study, and independent practical work.

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe and understand the domain terminology and principles of user experience, user centred design, usability and accessibility
  • Make an analysis of market and user needs, identify target users, research user needs and create scenarios.
  • Create the design system and follow the rules of the brand identity
  • Create an interactive prototype of the user interface based on the analysis and the information architecture, taking into account accessibility rules
  • Perform user interface evaluation procedures and analyze the results

Basic sources and literature

  1. Krug, S. »Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition«, New riders, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0321965516, 
  2. William, A. and Tullis, T. »Measuring the user experience: collecting, analyzing, and presenting usability metrics«. Newnes, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0124157811
  3. Norman, D, A. »The design of everyday things: Revised and expanded edition«. Basic books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-465-05065,
  4. Krug, S. »Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems«, New Riders, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-0321657299
  5. Polaine, A; Lovlie, L; Reason, B. »Service Design: From Insight to Implementation«, Rosenfeld Media, 2013, ISBN-13:978-1-933820 – 33-0

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