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Web & Mobile Usability (E)

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduates of the course
- have knowledge in the areas of web and mobile usability.
- can present content in a barrier-free way and focus on the needs of visitors and users.
- know how websites can stand out from other sites through easy user guidance, good findability and a good technology mix and thus become a competitive advantage.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Courses of the previous semester successfully completed

course contents

The students learn how they can increase the usefulness of the websites and web applications for the users on the basis of usability criteria. This area also includes methods for usability evaluation and deals with the fundamentals of both technical and content usability. The usability of mobile systems is given special consideration in the course due to the increasing use of such systems.

recommended or required reading

-Krug, S.: "Don't make me think!: Web Usability: Das intuitive Web" mitp-Verlag, 2014
-Jacobsen, J.; Meyer, L.: "Praxisbuch Usability und UX: Was jeder wissen sollte, der Websites und Apps entwickelt - bewährte Usability- und UX-Methoden praxisnah erklärt", Rheinwerk Verlag, 2017
-Semler, J. Tschierschke, K.: "App-Design: Das umfassende Handbuch: Alles zu Gestaltung, Usability und User Experience" Rheinwerk Verlag, 2019
- Nielson, J.; Budiu, R.: Mobile Usability: Für iPhone, iPad, Android. MITP-Verlag, 2013

assessment methods and criteria

Final exam

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Inf. Christoph Holz

year of study


recommended optional program components


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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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