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User Interface Design


The course will impart knowledge on the different aspects of User-Inteface Design, emphasizing on virtual media platform. In contemporary Industrial design pedagogy, human-machine interaction is an emerging paradigm. The course will emphasize on understanding of user experience and cognition, which are the key factor to achieve user-friendly Interface Design. Usage of contemporary technology like, eye tracking will also be introduced as user testing tool. The course will enable the students to learn to design User-Interface through a methodological approach.

M.Des. / B.Des. M.Arch/ B.Arch. students, design professionals


UG/PG: U.G. and P.G.


INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Industrial Design Companies, User experience Design Companies, Visual Design Companies

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Saptarshi Kolay is presently an Assistant Professor at Architecture and Planning department of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. After completing his under graduation in Architecture form Jadavpur University, he went on to explore User Centric design at Design Programme of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Along with teaching he is pursuing his PhD from the Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT-Roorkee. He was selected in student-exchange programme for Aalto University, Finland and Escola De Arte and Desino, Spain. He has received Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary, Yuva-Ratna award and has participated in Design workshop by MIT, Media lab. His current research interest includes gerontology and socio-cultural sustainability, way-finding design, visual narratives, etc. on which he has international Journal and Conference papers. He has floated NPTEL courses like “Contemporary Architecture and Design” and “Visual Communication Design on Digital Media”.


Week 1  :  Introduction to User Interface Design (UI)Brief History of UI Design
Week 2  :  UI Design Methodology
Week 3  :  User Experience design component in Interface DesignVisual Communication design component in Interface Design
Week 4  :  Case Studies and Best Practices.


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  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28th 2019 (Sunday)  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 3 out of 4 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.