Usability in Website and Software Design
This course looks at the full range of factors affecting usability at present and introduces some that will be of importance in the future as technologies develop. We focus on the active, goal driven nature of user requirements and the impact this has on usability. It considers the role of user-centered design and how it might be used in an application development project. It outlines the design approaches, tools and techniques that can be used as a part of user centered design and the consequences for the development team. Further consideration for how different characteristics of users impact usability including issues of culture, gender, age, and disability and the tools that may need help a developer to understand these.
Prerequisite: WEBD-215 OR SDEV-230
||08/31/15 - 10/16/15
||03/21/16 - 05/06/16