CS 314 User Interface Design
S1U 2011 LU
Baxter, Randall S.
5 to 10 pm
CS219. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CS360 or IS361.
Programming the User Interface for Database Connectivity Using Visual Basic 2008 (1/2 cost of Option 2)
*Custom Printed Edition, Primis McGraw-Hill
Can only be purchased new.
Purchase from http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm or Park Bookstore
Advanced Programming Using Visual Basic 2008
By: Julia Case Bradley, Anita C Millspaugh
ISBN: 0073517224 / 9780073517223
Programming in Visual Basic 2008
By: Julia Case Bradley, Anita C Millspaugh
ISBN: 0073517208 / 9780073517209
May be purchased used.
Texts at: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Visual Basic 2008 and Database Management Software, Access 2007
[This will be the required software for this course until Fall 2011. This will be the standard software on machines at Park Campus sites. Do not update to other versions while taking this course.]
“Database connectivity” is key for a User Interface Design course today.
There are several options in regard to the Database Management software but most depend on the Operating System of the computer you use: Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. Only Access 2007 works with all of them.
Also, the most popular reporting tool for Visual Studio applications is the report designer called Crystal Reports. Visual Studio 2008 (Professional Edition and above) come with Crystal Reports 2008 Basic. You should download the Professional Edition by the fourth week.
Supplies: Purchase removable memory device-- USB Drive to make back-up copies from your hard drive.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 314 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
There are four categories covered in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 5, 6, 10)
Given a problem description, produce a design ( a sketch) of the interface with meaningful object names.
Exam questions: Part 2: Project 2
See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.
Given a problem description, create a solution in the form of a Visual Basic.Net program that uses the proper concepts and methods studied in Chapters 1 – 7 of Beginning VB and Chapters 3, 4, 5, of Advanced VB.
Exam questions: Part 2: 1and 2
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Short-answer questions that ask the student about User Interface Design concepts.
Exam questions: Part 1: 1-10
Given a problem description, choose the correct interface tools, methods and functions to produce a solution. Debug the code to get a working program.
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam submitted.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
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.
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 5% 60 - 69 % D
Midterm 5% less than 60 % F
Final 30% [Core Assessment -- must be 30%]
Your Overall Score is determined as follows:
OS = (Projects %) * .20 + (Group project%) * .25+ (Discussions %) * .15 + (Quizzes %) * .05 + (Midterm %) * .05 + (Final%) * .30
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93Programming projects must be done independently. You may ask procedural or conceptual questions of your classmates. However, you may not ask for or obtain a classmate's project/homework answers. If you copy part of someone else's work, if someone else copies part of your work, or if you do not work independently, all people involved will receive a zero on the project/homework assignment.
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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