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Course Code:18CS734
CIE Marks:40
Number of Contact Hours/Week:3:0:0
SEE Marks:60
Total Number of Contact Hours:40
Exam Hours:03

Course Learning Objectives: This course (18CS734) will enable students to:

• To study the concept of menus, windows, interfaces
• To study about business functions
• To study the characteristics and components of windows andthe various controls for the windows.
• To study about various problems in windows design with color, text, graphics and To study the testing methods.

Module 1

The User Interface-Introduction, Overview, The importance of user interface – Defining the user interface, The importance of Good design, Characteristics of graphical and web user interfaces, Principles of user interface design
Textbook 1: Ch. 1,2
RBT: L1, L2

Module 2

The User Interface Design process- Obstacles, Usability, Human characteristics in Design, Human Interaction speeds, Business functions-Business definition and requirement analysis, Basic business functions, Design standards.
Textbook 1: Part-2
RBT: L1, L2

Module 3

System menus and navigation schemes- Structures of menus, Functions of menus, Contents of menus, Formatting of menus, Phrasing the menu, Selecting menu choices, Navigating menus, Kinds of graphical menus.
Textbook 1: Part-2
RBT: L1, L2

Module 4

Windows - Characteristics, Components of window, Window presentation styles, Types of window, Window management, Organizing window functions, Window operations, Web systems, Characteristics of device based controls.
Textbook 1: Part-2
RBT: L1, L2

Module 5

Screen based controls- Operable control, Text control, Selection control, Custom control, Presentation control, Windows Tests-prototypes, kinds of tests.
Textbook 1: Part-2
RBT: L1, L2

Course Outcomes: The student will be able to :

  • Design the User Interface, design, menu creation, windows creation and connection between menus and windows

Question Paper Pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten questions.
  • Each full Question consisting of 20 marks
  • There will be 2 full questions (with a maximum of four sub questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub questions covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer 5 full questions, selecting one full question from each module.


1. Wilbert O. Galitz, “The Essential Guide to User Interface Design”, John Wiley & Sons, Second Edition 2002.

Reference Books:

1. Ben Sheiderman, “Design the User Interface”, Pearson Education, 1998.
2. Alan Cooper, ”The Essential of User Interface Design”, Wiley- Dream Tech Ltd.,2002

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