Introduction to Control and User Interfaces (EST162)
Get a solid foundation on
the basics of control systems and user interfaces.
CEU Value: 1.5
The purpose of this course is to explore a range of user
interfaces from simple volume controls to touchscreen and web-based controls.
This course will also discuss how to determine the right user interface for an
application. In this course, an emphasis is put on understanding and meeting
client needs. This course teaches how to design user interfaces that insulate
users from electronic complexity while unlocking the content and features they
desire. It will also help designers make common tasks easy, and complex tasks
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be
- Recall the history of early radio controls, consumer
controls, TV remotes, and infrared technologies.
- Describe the pros and cons for choosing the appropriate user interface
device for the power user, novice, and/or intermediate user client.
- Identify the different user interfaces common to this industry; Infrared
(IR) remote-controls, Infrared/radio frequency (IR/RF) remote-controls,
keypads, touch-screens, video/TV display-based graphical user interface,
computer and mobile controls.
- Evaluate communication protocols and methods involved with selecting
Recommended Prerequisite Courses
There are no prerequisites recommended for this course.