UCLA short courses on "User-Centered Prototyping" and "Designing Visual Interfaces"

UCLA short courses on "User-Centered Prototyping" and "Designing Visual Interfaces"

Post by bgoo.. » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00



On November 11-13, 1998, UCLA Extension will present the short
course, "User-Centered Prototyping: Process and Product", on the
UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

The instructors are Kate Gomoll, MA, Human Interface Design
Consultant; and Laurie Vertelney, User Interface Designer, Interval
Research.

Each participant receives a copy of the text, "Software By Design", by
Penny Bauersfeld, and extensive course notes.

This course presents methodologies for user-centered design and rapid
prototyping to help develop effective, successful user interfaces. The

best way to learn how to design interfaces is actually to build an
interface. This course centers around a progressive team exercise that

offers hands-on experience in interface construction, including task
analysis, techniques for visualization and paper prototyping, user
testing and design iteration. Lecturers from various disciplines
present their methods and approaches to user-oriented interface
design, with team exercises following most lectures. The techniques
presented are particularly appropriate for design and development of
media or graphical user interfaces but can be applied to any type of
user interface development as well. Step-by-step guidelines for
interface design are presented with example interfaces drawn from the
lecturers' experience. Multimedia presentations are also used
throughout the course.

The course is intended for participants new to user-centered design,
or those at some intermediate level who wish to explore additional
tips and methods for user-oriented design.

UCLA Extension has presented this highly successful short course
since 1991.

The course fee is $1395, which includes extensive course materials
and the text.  The course notes are for participants only, and are not

for sale.
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On November 14, 1998, UCLA Extension will present the one-day
course, "Designing Visual Interfaces", on the UCLA campus in Los
Angeles.

The instructor is Kevin Mullet, MA, User Interface Architect, Icarian.

Each participant receives the text, "Designing Visual Interfaces:
Communication-Oriented Solutions", by K. Mullet and D. Sano, and
extensive course notes.

This course describes fundamental techniques applied by
communication-oriented visual designers throughout the world that can
help you create better graphical interfaces for software tools,
multimedia, and information retrieval. The orientation, process,
training, and culture of the visual design disciplines (graphic
design, industrial design, interior design, architecture) are critical
for effective interface design, but few software managers, marketers,
developers, or human factors engineers receive any training in these
areas.

The course covers basic design principles (the what and why), common
errors (don't let this happen to you!), and practical techniques (the
how) for each of four key areas: visual coding, visual structure,
visual representation, and visual systems.

Each section is accompanied by dozens of real-world examples and is
supplemented by a short, focused, 'hands-on' exercise that gives
participants a chance to try out one of the techniques for themselves
while receiving feedback from the instructor.

UCLA Extension has presented this highly successful short course
since 1995.

The course fee is $595, which includes the text and extensive course
materials.  These course materials are for participants only, and are
not for sale.

Both courses may be taken together for the discounted fee of $1595.
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For additional information and complete course descriptions, please
contact Marcus Hennessy at :

(310) 825-1047
(310) 206-2815  fax

http://www.unex.ucla.edu/shortcourses/

These courses may also be presented on-site at company locations.