Emergent themes in a UI design hybrid-studio course

Yolanda Jacobs Reimer, Katherine Cennamo, Sarah A. Douglas

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Abstract

The goal of our research and teaching collaboration has been to learn more about how key aspects of pedagogy commonly incorporated in architecture and industrial design classes might positively impact the teaching of user interface (UI) design within a standard computer science curriculum. Toward that end, we studied a number of studio design courses, developed a set of curriculum guidelines, and analyzed the effectiveness of these guidelines as implemented in a UI design course. We discovered three emergent themes: 1) students need early and constant reminders that design is an iterative process involving user feedback and testing; 2) instructor modeling is critical; and 3) technology needs to be carefully managed at critical junctures throughout the class.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages625-630
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE'12 - Raleigh, NC, United States
Duration: Feb 29 2012Mar 3 2012

Publication series

NameSIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE'12
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRaleigh, NC
Period02/29/1203/3/12

Keywords

  • computer science education research
  • design critiques
  • studio-based learning
  • user interface design

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