CS 314 User Interface Design
F2T 2006 DLA
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F2T 2006 October 23, 2006 - December 12, 2006
The Essential Guide to User Interface Design, 2nd Edition, Wilbert O. Galitz, Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN: 0-471-08464-6.
And one of the following custom-edition textbooks (prepared for Park University, fall 2006) for the Visual Basic 2005 portion of the course:
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Programming projects will be used to assess proficiency of programming language, tools and techniques of quality design. (Weekly)
Discussion will involve both user interface design and programming projects. Participation in discussion will be centered around elements of quality design as well as the processes for ensuring quality design. (Weekly).
Group Project will be used to assess proficiency in identifying user needs, carry them to design, and implementation. It will also be used to identify student's ability to work in a collaborative team environment. (Weekly)
Quizzes, Midterm and Final examinations will be used to assess student's knowledge of key terminology and concepts and proficiency in programming skills.
Proctored final examination: A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. Other Information on proctored exams:
Grading weights are as follows: Letter grades are assigned (based on your overall score) as follows:
Programming projects 20% 90 – 100 % A
Group project 25% 80 – 89 % B
Discussions 15% 70 – 79 % C
Quizzes 10% 60 - 69 % D
Midterm 10% less than 60 % F
Your Overall Score is determined as follows:OS = (Projects %) * .20 + (Group project%) * .25+ (Discussions %) * .15 + (Quizzes %) * .10 + (Midterm %) * .10 + (Final%) * .20
Late Submission of Course Materials: Programming Projects, Group Projects and Discussions must be completed no later than Midnight (MST) on day it is due. If you must complete it later than that, then that project's score will be reduced by 10% for each day late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Group Project: This class requires a group project. You will be assigned to a group based on your responses on the Information Form and asked to work with that group throughout the term Twenty-five percent of your grade depends on your individual contribution to the group effort.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See CS 314 Schedule - 8-Week attached below.
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Attachments:CS 314 Schedule - 8-Week
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