Fall 2023

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: UX Prototyping

Unique ID: 28745


03:30 PM - 06:30 PM  UTA 1.208


Students will learn to produce prototypes of information artifacts such as websites or apps, usually using Figma. The prototypes will be completed in groups. Students will also keep a sketchbook throughout the semester and will complete sketching exercises. No previous sketching experience is required. Students will learn the difference between lofi and hifi prototypes and complete examples of both. Lectures will describe prototyping in different forms and will also describe activities that support prototyping.


This course covers the prototyping aspect of the iterative design cycle, which also includes a design aspect and an evaluation aspect. Prototyping includes both lofi and hifi prototypes, distinguished from each other by both their purpose and form. The lofi prototype proposes design ideas to be questioned, while the hifi prototype proposes design answers to those questions. Students will produce both types of prototypes using both pencil and paper, as well as contemporary software tools. To the extent that it supports prototyping, students will also engage in the design and evaluation aspects of the iterative design cycle.


Graduate standing.


Restricted to graduate students in the School of Information through registration periods 1 and 2. Outside students will be permitted to join our waitlists beginning with registration period 3.