INTERACTION DESIGN, Fall 2019
- Lecture: Thu 3:10pm - 5:50pm in Huntington 101
- Instructor: Professor Sunyoung Kim
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: CI 329
This course studies how best to design the interface between human users and computer systems. Emphasis is placed on learning how to involve the user at different stages in the design process to improve the interface in a cost-effective way. In particular, experience with iterative user-centered design, rapid prototyping and usability testing methods are developed. Students evaluate several computer interfaces as well as iteratively design and evaluate an interface prototype.
* PRE- AND/OR CO-REQUISITES: Foundations of Informatics and Design (610:513)
The objective of this course is to learn about and apply interaction design methods to a variety of platforms. This course will investigate advanced topics in the theory and practice of interaction design, using a user-centered design approach. Throughout this course, students will explore principles, patterns and process for interaction design, rapid prototyping, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design - skills that can be applied to web publishing, mobile app development, IoT design, and more.
This is a studio-based design course. This means that in addition to lectures, students will explore and learn the topics of interaction design through individual and collaborative projects in class. Thus, in-class workshops form the basis for individual assignments, so attendance is critical.
LEARNING OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand the history and the principles of interaction design and explore current trends in user experience design
- Identify basics of both analog and digital interactions
- Apply disciplined visualization and the design process, implementing design principles
- Demonstrate the ability to design and prototype interactive products.
Main textbook: About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel. ISBN 978-1-118-76657-6.
Required Canvas Readings: There are chapters selected from several other books and research papers that will be uploaded to Canvas.