User Experience Engineering - Resources

SWEN 303: 2022 Trimester 1

This page describes the resources available to projects within the School and the University, and how to access them.

Reading List

All references will be added to the Talis Reading list

UI Design Tools

Inkscape Inksape lightweight cross-platfom SVG drawing editor
balsamiq Mockups balsamiq Mockups 4
XD Adobe XD freely available adobe tool
Capture Adobe Capture freely available adobe tool on mobile Coolors, Canva
storyboarder storyboarder Free to use. Good for planning videos
PlantUML plantuml Online version of the wiki plugin
obs OBS screen and camera capture tool

ECS Technical Documentation

Human Ethics Applications

The university has a Human Ethics Committee that governs research and teaching with people as participants. If you plan to do any structured work involving people you need to comply with the policies and guideline.

ECS has approval for Usability Testing across a range of 300- and 400-level courses from 2021 to 2024 inclusive. Any usability testing under this approval must meet all the conditions in the application, and used the approved information sheet. If you wish to do more extensive testing, conduct surveys, interact with children, recruit external participants, implant electrodes, or publish your results outside the project, you will need to make your own application to the committee.

Discord Chat

We have a Discord server set up for chatting with the lecturer and tutors about the course the link is, please follow the rules and regulations for using Discord with this course.

Animal Avatars

We will be using a role-based approach to group formation and management. The system has been designed by Simon McCallum so you are unlikely to find resources in this system online. The system is based on McClelland's 3 needs theory and Self Determination Theory.

Support Services

There are support services for students who need additional help:

Outside of the University