Lecture Topics in HCI, instructor:Sheelagh Carpendale
Contents for: CPSC 481 

Graphical Screen Design

One small but still essential component of graphical user interface design concerns the actual layout of elements on the screen. This is the realm of graphical design, and this topic presents students with some (but by no means all!) rudiments of screen layout.



Topics covered

Required Readings

Optional Readings from Baecker Grudin Buxton and Greenberg


In-class teaching tips

I use many examples of actual screen snapshots to illustrate the graphical design ideas of this topic. While most come from the sources below, virtually any screen can be analyzed and even re-designed during class time. I also ask the students to redesign the interface given in the exercise above both before and after this module.

Major sources used to prepare lecture material