lcomu1327  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
  • From usability to user experience
  • Research-based web usability guidelines
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Prototyping
  • Experimentation (quantitative research method)
  • Survey (qualitative research method)
  • User interface aesthetics
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Hybrid teaching combining lectures, practical work and teaching by project. Teaching will be on site or online depending on the health conditions.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Formative assessment including group assignments and knowledge tests.
The validation of credits associated with this cours requires the success of each of these activities. All relevant information related to these terms and conditions is avalaible on Moodle.
Other information
Some teaching resources are in English
Online resources
Moodle : slides, bibliography, assignment, evaluation criteria grids
Web : videos, blogs, web apps, websites
DONDIS, D. A. A Primer for Visual Literacy, vol. 3. The MIT Press, June 1973.
GALITZ, W. O. The Essential Guide to User Interface Design : An Introduction to GUI Design Principles and Techniques. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
NGO, D. C. L., TEO, L. S., AND BYRNE, J. G. Modelling interface aesthetics. Information Sciences 152 (2003), 25–46.
NIELSEN, J. Designing web usability: The practice of simplicity. New Riders Publishing, 1999.
NORMAN, D. A. Emotional design: Why we love (or hate) everyday things. Basic books, 2005.
REINECKE, K., AND GAJOS, K. Z. Quantifying visual preferences around the world. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2014), ACM, pp. 11–20.
SALIMUN, C., PURCHASE, H. C., SIMMONS, D. R., AND BREWSTER, S. The effect of aesthetically pleasing composition on visual search performance. Proc. 6th Nord. Conf. Human-Computer Interact. Extending Boundaries - Nord. ’10 (2010), 422
TRACTINSKY, N., A.S KATZ, AND IKAR, D. What is beautiful is usable. Interact. Comput. 13, 2 (Dec. 2000), 127–145.
VANDERDONCKT, J., AND GILLO, X. Visual techniques for traditional and multimedia layouts. In Proc. Work. Adv. Vis. interfaces (1994), ACM, pp. 95–104.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Minor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Minor in numerical technologies and society