Subject description - AD4B39TUR

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AD4B39TUR Testing of user Interfaces
Roles:PO, V Extent of teaching:14KP+6KC
Department:13139 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:6
Tutors:  Semester:L


Students will be acquainted with fundamental principles of testing of user interfaces. The lectures will cover the most important topics in this particular field in necessary extent. This extent will allow the students to test user interfaces in a given context that is defined, besides other aspects, by life cycle of software products. Important part of the course are issues dealing with user interfaces for special classes of user interfaces (handicapped users, user interfaces for mobile devices etc.). In the framework of seminars and labs the students will go through the whole design cycle beginning with the design of a particular user interface and ending up with its testing and subsequent evaluation. The testing will be done in usability lab that is at disposal in the department. [an-a4,ad4,ae4]

Study targets:

Students will be acquainted with fundamental principles of^ ^testing of user interfaces.

Course outlines:

Introduction. Cognitive Walkthrough. Heuristic Evaluation. Example CW/HE. User modesl. KLM, GOMS. Introduction to the usability testing. Preparation of the usability tests. Moderating usability tests. Data collection and analysis. Presentation of the usability tests data. Remote testing and other special tests. Quantitative testing. Speech User Interfaces. Multimodal interfaces and user interfaces for the people with disabilities. Collaboration. Eye tracking. Bachelor projects overview. Overview of other HCI courses.

Exercises outline:

Presentation of the semestral projects. Tests without users. Preparing and performing them. Quantitative studies. Tests with users. Preparing and performing them. Work in the Laboratory for the Usability Testing. For details see


1. Shneiderman, B., Plaisant, C. Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (4th Edition). Addison Wesley, 2004. ISBN 0321197860.
2. Nielsen, J. Usability Engineering. Morgan Kaufmann, 1993. ISBN 0125184069.
3. Galitz, W. O. The Essential Guide to User Interface Design. Wiley, 2002. ISBN 0471084646.
4. Heinsen, S., Vogt, P. Usability praktisch umsetzen. Hanser Fachbuchverlag, 2003. ISBN 3446222723.




usability, testing

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BKEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V 4
BKEEM_BO Common courses V 4
BKEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V 4
BKOI3 Software Systems PO 4
BKKYR1 Robotics V 4
BKKYR_BO Common courses V 4
BKKYR3 Systems and Control V 4
BKKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 4
BKKME1 Communication Technology V 4
BKKME_BO Common courses V 4
BKKME4 Network and Information Technology V 4
BKKME3 Applied Electronics V 4
BKKME2 Multimedia Technology V 4
BIS(ECTS)-D Intelligent Systems V 4
BKSTMWM Web and Multimedia V 4
BKSTMSI Software Engineering V 4
BKSTMMI Manager Informatics V 4
BKSTMIS Intelligent Systems V 4
BKSTM_BO Common courses V 4
BSI(ECTS)-D Software Engineering V 4
BWM(ECTS)-D Web and Multimedia V 4
BMI(ECTS)-D Manager Informatics V 4

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