Module Title:User Interface Testing
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The traditional lecture will be augmented with classroom based exercises to copper-fasten their understanding and skills.
Module Aim: To enable the learner to evaluate, test and provide solutions to user systems that need reviewing, updating or fixing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 LO1: Evaluate existing user interfaces by developing case studies, audits and test scenarios.
LO2 LO2: Understand the importance of universal design and assess user systems accordingly.
LO3 LO3: Facilitate the running of an evaluation session using a prototype.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Design Patterns
UI Design patterns and anti patterns
Software
Prototype web services, local software
Paper
Prototype construction materials and techniques, other non digital /mixed materials apart from paper
Scenarios
Defining, scoping, expectations
Demonstrations & Evaluations
Construction, purpose, running, data collection, simple analysis
Target Environment & Devices
Physical properties, available controls, existing practices / guidelines emulators
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Project60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Evaluate information architecture and user interface of website or digital application through tests and audits. 1,2,3 40.00 Ongoing
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project 1 (part 1): full audit of existing user system (website, application interface) that considers information architecture, accessibility best practices and usability. 1,2,3 30.00 Week 10
Project Project 1 (part 2): deliver recommendations of improvements to make based on audits and test of part 1 of the project. 1,2,3 30.00 Week 13
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 3 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_D Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 3 Mandatory