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Academic year
TDA465 - Interaction design - Analysis
 
Owner: ITMDM
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Maximum participants: 45

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0103 Project 5,0c Grading: TH   5,0c    

In programs

TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Interaction design, Year 4 (elective)
ITMDM HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION - INTERACTIONDESIGN, Year 1 (compulsory)
TDESA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING - Interaction design, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Staffan Björk



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

A course in Human computer interaction or equivalent.

Aim

The aim of the course is to give the participants a deeper knowledge in two essential areas within user-centred development: identifying needs and establishing requirements, and evaluating existing systems and prototypes.

Goal

To provide students with a theoretical and methodology grounding to base the collection of user requirements on.

Content

Interaction design is about forming the interaction between people and objects in which information technology is a central component. As computational technology becomes an increasingly important material also in the design of our everyday things and environments, we need a comprehensive view on design with respect to both users and technology. This makes interaction design an area of growing importance in systems development, as well as in industrial and product design.

Suggested elements to be considered within the course:
· Methods for identifying user needs and requirements, for instance:
o Observations
o Ethnography
o Methods used in cognitive and social science
o Techniques for interviews
o Questionnaires
o Focus groups
o Workshops

· Data interpretation and analysis (qualitative and quantitative methods) for instance:
o Scenarios
o Affinity diagrams
o Statistical methods

· Evaluation methods with and without user participation, for instance:
o Inspection and walkthrough techniques such as heuristic evaluation (according to Nielsen) and cognitive walkthroughs
o Usability testing
o Think-aloud techniques
o Experiments in controlled environments
· Various degrees of user involvement.
o Ranging from theory based design to participatory design

During lectures and seminars relevant scientific papers, journals and issues will be presented and discussed. At the seminars participants will be encouraged to present and discuss relevant papers and topics. The participants will also present their assignments during class.

Organisation

The course is organized as a series of lectures, seminars, and exercises. There will also be a couple of assignments.

Literature

Scientific papers and extracts from relevant scientific books.

Examination

Requirements to pass the course:
· pass the oral/written examination
· pass the assignments
Scale of marks: F,3,4,5 (F,P,HP)


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