User Experience Design
This class aims at familiarising students with both the theory behind the discipline of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and the practical process of User eXperience (UX) design.
Usability and the overall User Experience are crucial for the success of any digital product. This course takes a hands-on approach in teaching how to create useful, usable, and (well-)used digital products. Students not only develop an awareness and appreciation of the crucial implications of good interfaces in terms of overall system performance and user satisfaction, but also learn core skills needed in order to identify user requirements, envision interfaces and processes, and evaluate competing design options.
Students will work in small teams of 3-5 to drive a design project from start to finish. Core skills are introduced in hands-on classes, interspersed with lectures and discussions about the underlying theory.
The final graded will be an aggregate of four key components: (1) Homework Assignments worth 15%, (2) in-class Quizzes worth 10%, (3) a Participation In-Class Exercises grade spanning all classes worth 15%, and (4) a Group Project worth 60%
- The UX Book: Agile UX Design for a Quality User Experience (2nd Edition); Rex Hartson and Pardha Pyla; Morgan Kaufmann, 2018, ISBN: 0128053429.