Course Syllabus

Paul Hibbitts (Email:, Twitter: @hibbittsdesign)
In-person office hours Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:30pm TASC 1 9409, virtual office hours chat Mondays 12:00-1:30pm (and other times when available), and after class by appointment. During the term in-class office hours will also be periodically offered.

Course Description
In this course we will explore together the art and science of designing usable, useful and enjoyable human-computer interfaces, with an emphasis on user-centered design techniques. The importance and necessity of effective interaction design techniques will be highlighted, and current design methodologies and principles across multiple platforms will be discussed. Students will gain valuable knowledge and experience by working on team and individual design projects.

Effectively working in a team and both verbal and written communication skills are essential to do well in this course.

Individual (50%)
   Weekly Reading Quizzes: 5%
   Reflective Log: 5%
   Journey Map: 15%
   Usability Inspection: 25%

Group (25%)
   User Research Report: 25%

Team or Group (25%)
   Usability Tested Mockups: 25%

Reading quizzes must be submitted no later than 10:00am class day - no exceptions. Late assignments will not be accepted without valid documentation (e.g. medical certificate).

Required Textbook
Are you kidding me, in 2018? All required readings will be available on-line.


About This Site
This site and its included Grav Open Course Hub pages was designed and built by Paul Hibbitts (Email:, Twitter: @hibbittsdesign), with thanks and appreciation to my past and present Simon Fraser University students.

Spanning over 3 decades of music, here is a small sampling of what helped get the summer offering of CMPT-363 User Interface Design built.


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