User Interface Handbook

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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

COURSE CODE:CIT 711

COURSE TITLE:USER INTERFACE DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS
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COURSE GUIDE CIT 711
USER INTERFACE DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS

Course Developer Course Editor Course Co-ordinator

DR. A. S. SODIYA

Afolorunso, A. A. National Open University of Nigeria Lagos.

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

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National Open University of Nigeria Headquarters 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos Abuja Annex 245 Samuel Adesujo Ademulegun Street Central Business District Opposite Arewa Suites Abuja e-mail: centralinfo@nou.edu.ng URL: www.nou.edu.ng National Open University of Nigeria 2009 First Printed 2009 ISBN All Rights Reserved Printed by …………….. For National Open University of Nigeria

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Introduction.............................................................................. 1 What you will learn in this Course............................................ 1 Course Aims............................................................................... Course Objectives...................................................................... Working through this Course.................................................... Course Materials........................................................................ Study Units ............................................................................... Textbooks and References ........................................................ Assignment File........................................................................ Presentation Schedule............................................................... 1 1 2 2 2-3 3 3-4 4

Assessment............................................................................ .... 4 Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) ....................................... 4 - 5 Examination and Grading.................................................. 5 Course Marking Scheme............................................................ 5 Course Overview……………………………………………… 6 How to Get the Best from This Course .................................... 6-7 Tutors and Tutorials .................................................................. 8

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Summary .............................................................................. .. 9

Introduction
CIT 711 – User Interface Design and Ergonomics is a three [3] credit unit course of twenty one units. It discusses the introduction, design, implementation and evaluation of user interface. The course material was clearly designed to enhance the understanding of students. The aim of this course is to equip you with the basic skills of studying and understanding the concept of user interface design. The techniques involved will be explicitely covered while evaluation procedures will also be discussed. By the end of the course, you should be able to confidently study, analyse and design a standard User Interface. This Course Guide gives you a brief overview of the course content, course duration, and course materials.

What you will learn in this course
The main purpose of this course is to provide the necessary tools analyzing and designing user interface systems. It makes available the steps and tools that will enable you to make proper and accurate decision about necessary design technique whenever the need arises. This, we intend to achieve through the following:

Course Aims
i. ii. iii. iv. To introduce the concepts user interface design and egonomics; To describe the various techniques for designing user interface; To describe the practical implementation of user interface; and To discuss the techniques for user interface evaluation.

Course Objectives
Certain objectives have been set out to ensure that the course achieves its aims. Apart from the course objectives, every unit of this course has set objectives. In the course of the study, you will need to confirm at the...
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