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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
2016-2017 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CIS 433 - Usability Analysis

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the conceptual frameworks and applied methodologies for user-centered design and user experience research. Emphasis is placed on learning and practicing a variety of usability research methods/techniques such as scenario development, user profiling, tasks analysis, contextual inquiry, card sorting, usability tests, log data analysis, expert inspection and heuristic evaluation. Rather than a Web or interface design course, this is a research and evaluation course on usability and user experience with the assumption that the results of user and usability research would feed directly into various stages of the interface design cycle. Assignments include usability methods plan, user persona development, scenario and task modeling, card sorting, usability testing project, with talk-along protocols, sense-making scenario creation, and video analysis for product improvement.   Prerequisite(s): CIS 331