This Atelier combines some important ingredients to help students get a better understanding of their future profession as ICT experts. It starts from an introduction to ethics that investigates the many ways and venues ICT can be used maliciously, focuses on responsibilities and proposes ethical solutions. The course moves on to introduce the concept of user centred design to produce usable, useful and used tools. The different stages from ideation to paper prototyping are covered in theory and practice. By putting theory to good use in practice, students will engage in group work to deliver a project to combine their ability to design ethical, usable, useful and enjoyable interfaces. In the final part of the course students will engage in a JAVA lab to test their newly acquired knowledge in GUI design.
We will refer to material from seminal books and relevant web sites.