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ST-CS19995:
Introduction to Web Interface
Design
Prof. Angela Guercio
Spring 2008
The Syllabus
The class web page:
http://www.personal.kent.edu/
~aguercio/Spring08/CS19995Sp08.html
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Check it regularly!
Assignments, Deadlines,
Communications
about the class
are there!
Instructor
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Angela Guercio
Office: 424, Main Hall
 Phone: 330 244 3424
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(KSU ext 53424)
Best way to contact me:
[email protected]
 Office Hours:
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TR 10:00am - 10:50am 3:25pm 5:15pm 7:00pm - 7:30pm other times
are available by appointment
The Syllabus: The Textbook
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Daniel D. McCracken, Rosalie J.
Wolfe – User-Centered Website
Development. A Human
Computer Interaction Approach–
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004
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Other reading material will be
given or suggested in class
The Syllabus: Requirements
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Class attendance is required.
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If you miss a class, let me know ahead
of time
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you must provide the documented reason.
You are responsible for bringing yourself
up-to-date on class material and
assignments
Reading material before class is
required
The Syllabus: Assignments
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Weekly Homework/Tutorial
1 large project
HW/Tutorial and project must be
returned by the deadline
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Late penalty: 5 points per day
The Syllabus: Exams
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2 Exams
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1 Final Exam
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100 points each
Comprehensive
100 points
No Make-up exams
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Except in extreme case and only if I
have been notified prior the exam has
been issued
The Syllabus: Grade
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HW and Projects
Exams (2)
Final Exam
Participation
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Unless otherwise specified,
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40%
30%
20%
10%
90-100 is an A
80-89 is a B
70-79 is a C
60-69 is a D
<60 is an F.
No + and – unless you request it.
The Syllabus: Important Dates
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Last day to withdraw before grade W is
assigned: Jan 27
Last day to drop the class: March 30
Exam 1 is Tuesday, February 12
Exam 2 is Thursday, March 27
Final Exam is Thursday, May 10
Spring Recess: March 17 – March 23
Classes End: May 4, 2008
Overview of the course
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E-mail
The Internet and the Web
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Safety and security online: spam,
viruses, phishing, information theft, etc.
HTML
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Software used:
Frontpage
 Photoshop/Image Ready
 Dreamweaver
 Avid Free DV
 Audacity
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Web Page Construction
Overview of the course
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Introduction to HCI
Human Perception
Collecting the Specifications
Web page Design
Organizing the Content
Visual Aspects
Navigation
Prototyping
Evaluation
Colors and Typography
Global Accessibility
Let’s start! ----- E-mail
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Short for electronic-mail
Sends electronic information from
one computer to another
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E-mail is often used to deliver bulk
unsolicited messages, or "spam"
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SMTP (Simple Mail transfer Protocol) the set of rules that a computer need to
use to be able to exchange electronic
data over the Internet
Filters can be used to delete unwanted
e-mail
Let’s use e-mail….
E-mail: In class Assignment 1
In class Assignment 1:
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Open an e-mail program. You can use Flashline if you never used e-mail
before.
Create a message and send it to [email protected]
In the Subject write be “CS19995”
In the body of the message answer the following questions. If you do not
the answer, just say “I do not know”.
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What is your name and your class (freshman, sophomore, ect..)?
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Briefly introduce yourself by telling me about yourself, your hobbies
and anything you would like me to know about you.
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What is your major?
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Why did you choose this class?
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Do you want a + and – in the final grade?
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What is your experience with computers?
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What would you expect to learn from this course?
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What is your e-mail address?
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What is your teacher’s e-mail address?
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What is a URL?
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What is the Web?
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What is an Interface?
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What does Web Interface Design mean?
Send the e-mail.