Introduction: an Industrial Course on Graphical User Interfaces

Overheads (Powerpoint)

Topics Covered

  • Interface design and usability engineering
  • Course structure, objectives and evaluation
  • Text and reference books


  1. Gould, J. (1988)
    How to design usable systems. In Readings in Human Computer Interaction: Towards the Year 2000 (2nd Edition). Baecker, R., Grudin, J., Buxton, W., and Greenberg, S. (1995). Morgan-Kaufmann.


Videos are used in the first few classes to show futuristic and visionary interfaces.

  • 2020, by Apple Inc. (~1992, distributed with the video set from the Apple Developer's Conference)
  • Seamless Media Design, by NTT - Ishii (1994, SGVR Issue 106)

Last updated January, 2007.