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University of Toronto

Faculty of Information

Sessional Lecturer

Winter Term 2024 (January - April)

INF1005H/1006H – Information Workshop: Graphic Design for UX

Course Description:Graphic design is a major component of the overall user experience of interactive systems. This workshop will introduce students to graphic design elements needed in the design of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). Throughout the workshop, students will learn the basic graphical design principles and theories that are essential for effective visual design. Topics will include: alignment, layout, repetition, contrast, colour, and typography; fundamentals of composition; usability and accessibility. The workshop will integrate current software tools and appropriate digital methods for the design of interactivity and user interfaces. This workshop will allow students to: Explain the relationship between user experience and graphic design; develop visual vocabularies related to graphical design elements; develop an aesthetic understanding of how graphic design impacts the look and feel of user interfaces; and apply graphical design principles and theories to design the skin of graphical user interfaces.

Estimate of the course enrolment:

Estimate of TA Support:
None Anticipated

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00PM (In-person)

Sessional dates of appointment:January 1 – April 30, 2024


Sessional Lecturer I: $10,300

Sessional Lecturer I Long Term: $10,764

Sessional Lecturer II $11,021

Sessional Lecturer II Long Term: $11,227

Sessional Lecturer III: $11,279
Sessional Lecturer III Long Term: $11,485

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Preferably candidates will have a completed, or nearly completed, PhD degree in an area related to the course or a Master’s degree plus extensive professional experience in an area related to the course. Teaching experience is preferred.

Brief description of duties:
Preparing course materials; delivering course content (e.g., seminars, lectures, and labs); developing and administering course assignments, tests & exams; grading; holding regular office hours.

Application Deadline: August 9, 2023 11:59PM

Application Process:
Applicants must submit a CV and a completed CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form in one pdf file to the attention of:

Jennifer Laurentius, Payroll Administrator

Faculty of Information, 140 St. George Street

University of Toronto


This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II and Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

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Deadline: 20-12-2023

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