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Subject:UCLA Short Course on "User-Centered Inte From:"Goodin, Bill" <BGoodin -at- UNEX -dot- UCLA -dot- EDU> Date:Mon, 5 Aug 1996 09:45:36 -0700
On October 9-11, 1996, UCLA Extension will present the short course,
"User-Centered Interface Design and Prototyping", on the UCLA campus in
The instructors are Penny Bauersfeld, MS, Human Interface Design
Consultant, and Kathleen 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. These course notes are
for participants only, and are not for sale.
This course presents methodologies for user-centered design and rapid
prototyping to help develop effective, successful user interfaces. It
features hands-on experience in interface construction, including task
techniques for visualization and paper prototyping, user testing and design
iteration. 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. Lecturers from various
disciplines present their methods and approaches to interface design and
the way in which they focus on the user throughout development.
Step-by-step guidelines for interface design are presented with example
interfaces drawn from the lecturers experience. Course exercises focus on
design, construction, and testing of a paper prototype, and multimedia
forms of presentation are used throughout the course.
UCLA Extension has presented this course since 1991.
The course fee is $1295, which includes extensive course materials and
On October 12, 1996, UCLA Extension will present the one-day course,
"Designing Visual Interfaces", on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.
The instructor is Kevin Mullet, MA, Product Designer, Macromedia.
This one-day course examines core competencies and "tricks of the trade"
that all visual designers internalize as part of their basic design
and how these specific techniques can be applied to solve real-world
problems in software design and product development. Participants have
access to instructor "recipes" collected from relevant specializations.
Hundreds of examples - good and bad - are drawn from print design,
product, and architecture, as well as the HCI domain, to illustrate the
problems and solutions described.
The course fee is $395, which includes extensive course materials. These
course materials are for participants only, and are not for sale.
Both courses may be taken together for $1495.
For additional information and complete course descriptions, please
contact Marcus Hennessy at :
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