Usability Design For Websites
This course expands on the basic knowledge of website design and development by providing an in-depth understanding of how to design a website with the user in mind. Students will gain knowledge about how the fields of human factors engineering and psychology (e.g., visual perception, attention, cognition, learning and memory, information processing) relate to the basis of usability design as well as how usability assessments are conducted. Usability guidelines for common functions such as web navigation, search, menus, scrolling, links, text, page layout, visual organization, etc. will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to develop a website that demonstrates appropriate use of important usability guidelines and conduct usability assessments with real users. Prerequisite: ICT 4505.