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CS 349: User Interfaces (F21)

Course Description

CS 349 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50 User Interfaces

An introduction to contemporary user interfaces, including the basics of human-computer interaction, the user interface design/evaluation process, the event abstraction, user interface components, specification of user interfaces, and the architectures within which user interfaces are developed. Implementation and evaluation of a typical user interface is considered.

[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]

Prereq: CS 241 and (one of MATH 115, 136, 146); Computer Science students only

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Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain architectural and design issues underlying current user interfaces.

  • Understand the design trade-offs of different styles of user interface, and suitability of styles to a particular device.

  • Design and build compelling and efficient desktop and mobile user interfaces using Kotlin, JavaFX and Android toolkits.