Graphical User Interfaces and Usability
- IMT1261 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The course will give the students theoretical and practical knowledge on the development of graphical user interfaces. The student will be conscious of and have knowledge on human factors and the end-users needs, when designing user interfaces in digital media.


  • Usability
  • Scenarios and user descriptions
  • Usability testing
  • Information structure and navigation
  • Prototyping
  • Universal design
  • Graphical components
  • Tools for interface development

Teaching Methods

Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Project work in groups

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written Exam, 4 hours (counts 40%)
  • Project and project report (counts 60%). In ClassFronter.

Each part must be individually approved of.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Marked by teacher (s)

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examination for the written exam.

Examination support


Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

  • Benyon, D.,Turner, P., and Turner, S. (2004). Designing Interactive Systems. People, Activities, Contexts, Technologies
  • Norman, Donald A. ([1988] 2002). The design of everyday things. New York: Basic Books

    Some distributed articles