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TDA497 - Interaction design methodology
 
Syllabus adopted 2016-02-11 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIDE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology
Department: 60 - APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0112 Examination 4,0c Grading: TH   4,0c    
0212 Project 3,5c Grading: UG   3,5c    

In programs

MPIDE INTERACTION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPSOF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Tekniklektor  Eva Eriksson


Replaces

TDA495   Interaction design - design methods TDA496   Interaction design methodology


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

The course TDA289 Human - computer interaction or DAT215 Design and implementation of graphical interfaces or similar is required.

Aim

The course introduces basic design methodology in interaction design with focus on design issues related to user experience and aesthetics. The course consists of several smaller exercises, a group project, and an individual examination.
Theory is combined with practical training to give students training in working systematically with the design of computational things and systems. Training in specific design methods are provided through exercises and the group project while meta methods such as iterative design are aspects of the group project.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Knowledge and
understanding

  • Describe stages of the design process
  • Describe methods for working with
    interaction design
  • Describe the similarities and
    differences of different design methods
  • Describe considerations for involving
    users in the design process

 Skills and
abilities

  • Design technology with regards to users
  • Modify design methods to fit the context and needs of users
  • Identify needs and requirements for users
  • Develop and describe new design methods
  • Plan design projects with respect to
    design goals, stakeholders' requirements, and available resources and expertise

Judgement and
approach

  • Analyze designs taking into account the needs of users
  • Make an informed evaluation of the ethical and societal impacts of a design
  • Criticize designs and design processes with respect to the methods used
  • Identify ethical and social dilemmas in
    interaction design research and practice
  • Reflect on your own design process
    objectively

Content

The course introduces basic design methodology in interaction design. The course consists of several smaller exercises, a group project, and an individual examination.
Theory is combined with practical training to give students training in working systematically with the design of computational things and systems. Training in specific design methods are provided through exercises and the group project while meta methods such as iterative design are aspects of the group project.

Organisation

The course is based on lectures, exercises, project, and an individual exam.

Literature

See course homepage.

Examination

Examination consists of two modules, namely:
  1. Exercises and project, 3 credits (pass / fail)
  2. An individual report consisting of two parts: one with focus on literature and one with focus on reflections about the project work, 4.5 credits (Fail, 3,4,5)
In case the student fails the report, they must write a new report. The final grade for the course is based on the score for the individual report.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.