Spring 2015 - IAT 333 D100
Interaction Design Methods (3)
Class Number: 5845
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3240, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 16, 2015
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
Prerequisites:Completion of 48 credits, including IAT 265. Recommended: IAT 102 or 233.
Examines concepts of design practice and related design methods for interaction designers. Design methods include ethnography, personas, design games, role-playing, scenarios, participatory workshops, and prototyping.
Examines concepts of design practice and design methods for interaction designers. Students will learn research methods focused on understanding the people for whom we design, situations of use, participatory involvement and modes of conceptualization. These methods include design ethnography, personas, design games,
role-playing, scenarios, participatory workshops and prototyping. In addition to readings, students will engage in a major interaction design project.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Learning outcomes expected for students include:
- Develop an understanding of interaction design practice
- Understand a range of user-centered design research methods and techniques
- Demonstrate an ability to synthesize appropriate methods and techniques through a semester- long project
This course examines concepts of design practice and related design methods for interaction designers. Interaction design requires design actions to be situated and to highly involve participation of individuals and stakeholders in the design process. This course explores the range of relevant techniques and methods for Interaction Design. In addition, the course introduces the conceptual context of reflective practice as mode of understanding and discussing the design process.
Students will review a wide range of methods focused on conceptualization, use experience and situated use. These include pattern language, prototyping, scenarios, role-playing and enactment, body/mind storming, design games, design happenings, participatory design and the use of workshops. In addition to readings, students will engage in exploratory design method projects.
Lectures and readings complement the studio assignments.
- Mid-term Quiz 15%
- Mid-term Design Portfolio (Minor Team-based Assignments 30%
- Major Project (Team-based) 40%
- Participation 10%
- Design Reflection (Individual) 5%
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