> On November 11-13, 1998, UCLA Extension will present the short > course, "User-Centered Prototyping: Process and Product", on the > UCLA campus in Los Angeles. > > The instructors are Kate Gomoll, MA, Human Interface Design > Consultant; and Laurie Vertelney, User Interface Designer, Interval > Research. > > Each participant receives a copy of the text, "Software By Design", by > Penny Bauersfeld, and extensive course notes. > > This course presents methodologies for user-centered design and rapid > prototyping to help develop effective, successful user interfaces. The > > best way to learn how to design interfaces is actually to build an > interface. This course centers around a progressive team exercise that > > offers hands-on experience in interface construction, including task > analysis, techniques for visualization and paper prototyping, user > testing and design iteration. Lecturers from various disciplines > present > their methods and approaches to user-oriented interface design, with > team exercises following most lectures. The techniques presented are > particularly appropriate for design and development of media or > graphical user interfaces but can be applied to any type of user > interface development as well. Step-by-step guidelines for interface > design are presented with example interfaces drawn from the lecturers' > > experience. Multimedia presentations are also used throughout the > course. > > The course is intended for participants new to user-centered design, > or those at some intermediate level who wish to explore additional > tips > and methods for user-oriented design. > > UCLA Extension has presented this highly successful short course > since 1991. > > The course fee is $1395, which includes extensive course materials > and the text. The course notes are for participants only, and are not > > for sale. > ________ > > On November 14, 1998, UCLA Extension will present the one-day > course, "Designing Visual Interfaces", on the UCLA campus in Los > Angeles. > > The instructor is Kevin Mullet, MA, User Interface Architect, Icarian. > > Each participant receives the text, "Designing Visual Interfaces: > Communication-Oriented Solutions", by K. Mullet and D. Sano, and > extensive course notes. > > This course describes fundamental techniques applied by > communication-oriented visual designers throughout the world that can > help you create better graphical interfaces for software tools, > multimedia, > and information retrieval. The orientation, process, training, and > culture > of the visual design disciplines (graphic design, industrial design, > interior > design, architecture) are critical for effective interface design, but > few > software managers, marketers, developers, or human factors engineers > receive any training in these areas. > > The course covers basic design principles (the what and why), common > errors (don't let this happen to you!), and practical techniques (the > how) > for each of four key areas: visual coding, visual structure, visual > representation, and visual systems. > > Each section is accompanied by dozens of real-world examples and is > supplemented by a short, focused, 'hands-on' exercise that gives > participants a chance to try out one of the techniques for themselves > while receiving feedback from the instructor. > > UCLA Extension has presented this highly successful short course > since 1995. > > The course fee is $595, which includes the text and extensive course > materials. These course materials are for participants only, and are > not for sale. > > Both courses may be taken together for the discounted fee of $1595. > _______ > > For additional information and complete course descriptions, please > contact Marcus Hennessy at : > > (310) 825-1047 > (310) 206-2815 fax > [log in to unmask] > http://www.unex.ucla.edu/shortcourses/ > > These courses may also be presented on-site at company locations.