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COMP7002 - Application User Interfaces

Title:Application User Interfaces
Long Title:Application User Interfaces
Module Code:COMP7002
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: Sean McSweeney
Module Author: KARL GRABE
Module Description: How to develop a user interface
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the issues involved in designing and implementing a user interface for an application
LO2 Create a user interface using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
LO3 Create basic user interface components such as buttons, lists, textields etc.
LO4 Evaluate and test a user interface implementation
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
UI Design Issues
Text manipulation, data types, datatype conversions, use of colour, fonts, internationalisation, accessibility, Consistency, Look and Feel of a user interface.
Design Tools and Methodologies
Designing for reusability using object orientated technology. Screen design issues. Component layout both with and without an Integrated Development Environment
GUI Components
Creating core GUI components. Different types of component e.g. containers, buttons, lists etc. Event handling, storing gui components in arrays, line layout manager
User interface Testing and Evalustion
User interface functional testing and evaluation. Test tool development.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assigment 1,2 50.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assigment 2,3,4 50.0 Week 11
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) No Description 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) tutorial 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Deitel & Deitel 2007, Java: How To Program, Prinecie Hall [ISBN: ISBN-13 978-0132222204]
  • Debbie Stone et al, User Interface Design and Evaluation [ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0120884360]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

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