Database Management: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Jacek Gwizdka

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This section of INF 385M will introduce you to data modeling and SQL. The focus will be on relational database concepts and on practical use of SQL. Topics will include data modeling, entity-relationship (ER) diagrams, introduction to SQL, transformation of E-R models to SQL, database normalization. MySQL and other open source tools will be used in practical assignments and in a course project.

Required Textbook:

Forta, B. 2005. MySQL Crash Course.

Link to Syllabus:

https://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/Gwizdka_Jacek/2014/Fall/INF385M/schedule_inout.php

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Human-Computer Interaction: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Jacek Gwizdka

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course will introduce you to human-computer interaction theories and design processes. The emphasis will be on applied user experience (UX) design. The course will present an iterative evaluation-centered UX lifecycle and will introduce you to a broader notion of UX, including usability, usefulness, and emotional impact. The lifecycle should be viewed as template intended to be instantiated in many different ways to match the constraints of a particular development project. The UX lifecycle activities we will cover include contextual inquiry and analysis, requirements extraction, design-informing models, design thinking, ideation, sketching, conceptual design, and formative evaluation.

Required Textbook:

Hartson, H. R., Pyla, P. S. 2012. The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience.

Link to Syllabus:

https://utexas.instructure.com/courses/1103529/assignments/syllabus