MIDE - Methodology for Interaction Design
60 hp Computer and Systems Sciences with at least:
- 7,5 hp HMI
The aim of the course is for participants to implement HCI design methods in the design and development process of interactive systems. The course provides practical knowledge of how to use well-known and established design methods as well as theoretical knowledge of how to think and reasoning on them during the design process.
Note that the course puts people rather than technology at the centre of the design process. Interaction design is not just about the technical system that is developed but about describing and explaining how a computer system is going to affect the way people work.
The course is project-based. Participants divided into small groups work with specific design tasks in which they apply the HCI design methods presented in this course.
After to have attended the course participants should be able to:
- Apply adequate design methods for the development of user-centered interactive systems in the different phases of system design : gathering information, planning, prototyping and evaluation.
- Critically analyze advantages and disadvantages of using HCI design methods in the development of interactive system.
- Reflect on the role that HCI methods play in system development.
The course covers the following methods, techniques and design philosophy:
* Interaction design : the design process, designers’ competence and the designed product
- Software design
* Design for quality in use
- Brainstorming and Bodystorming methods
* Personas and Scenarios methods
- Sketching and prototyping methods
- Evaluation methods
- Participatory design
- 5 lectures: 14 hours (exam included)
- 4 assignments: 50 hours
- 3 seminars: 6 hours