IC2005 Methodology of Interaction Design 7.5 credits

Metoder för interaktionsdesign

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The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

The aim of the course “Methodology for interaction design” 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 HCI 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 different design project in which they apply the HCI design methods described in this document.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 19 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

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.
Curriculum objectives
After to have attended the course participants should be able to:
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- 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.

Course main content

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

Disposition

Lectures, assignments, seminars.

Eligibility

Eligibility for "single-course" students not enrolled in a KTH programme:

  • BSc degree within Business Administration, Economics, 180 ECTS credits (hp) in Technology or Natural Sciences or equivalent and
  • documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Course in HCI - Human Computer Interaction.

Literature

Examination

  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

EECS/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Contact

Konrad Tollmar (konrad@kth.se)

Examiner

Konrad Tollmar <konrad@kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course is a replacement for 2I1713 from 06/07. Students who have already taken the course 2I1713 can therefore not apply for this one.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.