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TDA485 - Interaction design - user centered design
 
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

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

Examiner:

Docent  Fang Chen



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

Compulsory: Basic course in Human Computer Interaction or corresponding.
Desirable: The course Interaktiondesign - analysis.

Aim

In user-centred design we will study analysis, design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive systems, focusing on the usage of the interactive system. The aim of the course is to give the participants deeper knowledge about various user-centered methods and approaches in designing interactive systems.

Goal

The objective is that the participants will be able to apply these methods and approaches practically in realistic cases. This is a project-based course.

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 user-centered development:
· conceptual design
· theory based design
· participatory design
· usability engineering
· contextual design
· Analysing users and tasks
· Establishing requirements
· usability requirements and user experience
· functional requirements
· Designing using the results from an analysis, from analysis to design
· Prototyping and tools for prototyping
· Evaluation of the design using the established requirements
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. In addition the participants will, supervised, work in groups with extended project.

Literature

User-centered Design- An Integrated Approach
Vredenburg, Karol, Isensee, Scott, Righi, Carol
ISBN 0130912956,

Usability Testing and Research
Carol M. Barnum,
ISBN 0-205-31519-4

Examination

Requirements to pass the course:
· pass three homework, regarded as home examination
· pass the project assignment, including project report .
Scale of marks: F,3,4,5 (F,P,HP)


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