Coding & Digital Design FT
Apply Icon

Design 4: Usability & User Experience

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students can
- demonstrate knowledge in the areas of usability and user experience with a special focus on the web and mobile area
- present content in an accessible way and focus on the needs of visitors and users
- demonstrate knowledge of how websites can stand out from other sites through smooth user guidance, good findabil-ity, and a good mix of technologies and thus become a competitive advantage
- demonstrate understanding of user expectations before, during, and after using a product

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

Students learn to assess the benefits of websites and web applications based on usability criteria. This section also includes methods for usability evaluation and covers the basics of technical and content-related usability.

recommended or required reading

- Krug, S.: "Don't make me think!: Web Usability: Das intuitive Web" mitp-Verlag, 2014
- Jacobsen, J.; Meyer, L.: "Praxisbuch Usability und UX: Was jeder wissen sollte, der Websites und Apps entwickelt bewährte Usability- und UX-Methoden praxisnah erklärt", Rheinwerk Verlag, 2017
- Semler, J. Tschierschke, K.: "App-Design: Das umfassende Handbuch: Alles zu Gestaltung, Usability und User Experience" Rheinwerk Verlag, 2019
- Nielson, J.; Budiu, R.: Mobile Usability: Für iPhone, iPad, Android. MITP-Verlag, 2013

assessment methods and criteria

Portfolio review

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentations, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)