University: Technical University of Košice
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department: Department of Computers and Informatics
Course Number: 26000637 Course Name: User interfaces and user experience
Type, scope and method of learning activities:
Course Type: Lecture, Laboratory exercise
Recommended scope of the course content (in hours):
Full-time study (hours per week): 2,2
Part-time study (hours per semester): WT 26,26
Study Method: Attendance
Number of credits: 6
Recommended semester of study: WT
Recommended semester Study programme Study grade Study Method
3.rok WT Informatics (INF_Bc_D_sk)
Informatics (INF_Bc_D_en)
Cybersecurity (KB_Bc_D_sk)
Level of study:
Course completion requirements:
Assessment and completion of the course: Credit test and examination
Continuous assessment: Student passes the continuous assessment and receives credits when he or she meets the requirement to obtain at least 21% out of 40%.
Credit test
Final assessment: Student passes the final assessment and passes the examination when he or she meets the requirement to obtain at least 31% out of 60%.
Overall assessment: Overall assessment is the sum of the assessments obtained by students in the assessment period. The overall result is determined in accordance with the internal regulations of the Technical University in Košice. (Study Regulations, the internal regulation principles of doctoral studies)
Learning outcomes:
The goal of the subject is to explain the principles of design, realization and evaluation of user interfaces of program systems. Students gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in this area. The subject also covers fundamenal knowledge from the area of ergonomy, usability and accessibility of user interfaces. The subject contains technological and technical parts of usable I/O and also covers fundamental knowledge from the area of computer graphics for the cases of graphical user interface devlelopment. In the end, the students gain knowledge about virtual reality and its technologies. The subject deals with the development of user interfaces on different platforms: mobile, web and unix applications.
Brief course content:
1. History of HCI, communication interfaces and technologies.
2. Introduction to user interfaces and principles of their design, types of user interfaces.
3. Fundamental principles of user interface design, interaction conceptualization, cognitive model.
4. Usability evaluation.
5. Technical means for creating user interfaces.
6. Psychological aspects of user interface development.
7. Modern human-sensing user interfaces -speech, movement, virtual reality.
8. Development of user interfaces.
9. Web user interfaces.
10. Mobile user interfaces.
Recommended Reference Sources:
1. J. Nielsen, R. Budiu – Mobile Usability, ISBN 0-321-88448-5, Nielsen Normaln Group, pp. 203 (2012)
2. Y. Rogers, H. Sharp, J. Preece – Interaction Design, 3rd ed., ISBN 0470665769, pp.602 (2011)
3. B. Shneiderman et al. – Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 5th ed., ISBN 0321537351, pp. 672 (2009)
4. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, W3C Recommendation (2008)
5. A. Dix et al. – Human-Computer Interaction, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-046109-1 pp. 602 (2004)
6. D. Norman – The Design of Everyday Things, Revised and Expanded Edition, MIT Press, ISBN 9780465067107, pp. 288 (2013)
7. J. Nielsen – Usability Engineering, ISBN 0-12-518405-0, Nielsen Norman Group, pp.  362 (1993)
8. S. K. Card, T. P. Moran, A. Newell – The psychology of HCI, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New edition February 1986, ISBN 0898598591, pp. 469 (1986)
Recommended optional program components:
Languages required for the course completion:
Course assessment:
Total number of students assessed: 1524
  A B C D E FX  
  18% 24% 24% 19% 9% 5%  
doc. Ing. Branislav Sobota, PhD.
Ing. Michaela Bačíková, PhD.
Ing. Sergej Chodarev, PhD.
Last modified: 31.08.2023
Approved by: person(s) responsible for the study program