lcomu1327  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

5 credits
22.5 h
Kieffer Suzanne; Zen Mathieu (compensates Kieffer Suzanne);

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
Hybrid teaching combining lectures, practical work and teaching by project. Teaching will be on site or online depending on the health and mobility conditions.
Evaluation methods
Formative assessment based on group assignments (60% final grade) with an exam in January (40% final grade). In September (second session), individual work based on the results obtained in the first term, to be handed in on the first day of the session. All useful information about these modalities is available on moodle.
Other information
Some teaching resources are in English
Online resources
Moodle (asynchronous): course slides, bibliographical resources, calendar, templates and rubrics, exercises, tests, assignments, peer-reviewed workshops
Microsoft Teams (live): calendar, meetings, documents, discussion, lecture notes
Web links: explanatory videos, websites, online software
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
Bachelor in Information and Communication

Minor in numerical technologies and society

Minor in Information and Communication