Web Design & Usability (F, T)
level of course unit
Learning outcomes of course unit
Graduates of this course:
- have knowledge in the fields of web design and usability.
- are able to adhere to technical standards when designing websites and web applications.
- are able to present contents fully accessible to all users, including those with impairments and disabilities, and place a focus on the needs of visitors / users.
- know the factors that make websites stand out and have a competitive advantage over others thanks to being easy to use, easy to find and using a good mix of technologies.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Successfully completed courses of the previous semester
Students learn how to apply usability criteria in order to increase the benefit of websites and web applications for users. This field also includes methods for usability assessment and tackles both the technical as well content-related fundamentals of usability. Due to the rising use of mobile systems, particular focus is put their usability during the course.
recommended or required reading
- Hoffmann: Modernes Webdesign: Gestaltungsprinzipien, Webstandards, Praxis, Galileo Press, 2008
- Loranger, Nielsen: Web Usability, Addison-Wesley, München, 2008
- Jacobsen: Website-Konzeption: Erfolgreiche Websites planen, umsetzen und betreiben, Addison-Wesley, München, 2009
- Pooker: Der erfolgreiche Webdesigner: Kundenkommunikation, Projektmanagement, Web-Techniken, Marketing, Galileo Press, 2008
- Nielson, J.; Budiu, R.: Mobile Usability: Für iPhone, iPad, Android. MITP-Verlag, 2013
assessment methods and criteria
Standardized exam (Multiple choice and short answers)
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planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dipl.-Informatiker Holz Christoph
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