WRTG 428W - Writing Documentation, Usability, & User Experience Research [GEWI]
How are texts of different mediums negotiated between users and designers? The course teaches students: 1) research techniques for investigating the user’s experience 2) advocating on behalf of users 3) designing and writing texts based on their research
This course emphasizes testing how documents are used in real contexts. Past projects have included usability research projects on websites, video screencasts, usability protocols and reports, and written instructional documentation. Relevant theory includes rhetoric, usability, user experience, user-centered design, and participatory design.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation
Prerequisite(s) COSC 101 and WRTG 324W
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing
Students who do not meet prerequisite requirements may request department permission to enroll in the course.
Equivalent Courses WRTG 428, ENGL 428, WRTG 523
Previously listed as WRTG 428 - Writing Documentation, Usability, & User Experience Research; WRTG 428 - Writing Computer Documentation; ENGL 428
Updates Change to number and approved for GEWI 12/2017, effective Fall 2018; Change to description 10/2017, effective Winter 2018; Graduate Credit rescinded 12/2015, effective Fall 2016; Change to prefix 10/2013, effective Summer 2014; Graduate Credit added 7/2011
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