This is a concentrated ‘crash course’ on User-Centered Design (UCD) for those Master students who need to do the HCI bachelor-level course (as requirement for admission) and have not had the chance to attend it yet.
User Centered Design is an iterative approach to developing useful and usable products, and a core component of HCI. In this course,
we focus on the UCD process, in particular on methods and approaches used in Requirements Analysis over Prototyping to Evaluation. We will also discuss basics of Usability and User Experience.
The course consists of video lectures on the UCD process and core concepts of HCI, several practical session meetings around shorter hands-on exercises done in pairs over the course of April + May, and an individual (graded) mini-project, which is documented in a report due several weeks after the teaching phase finishes (ca. 1 week effort).
Video lectures will be provided on Moodle. Practical sessions will run as real-time meetings (online or in-person if permitted).
Note: for everyone to participate, we might need to make use of evening slots, weekends or possibly a public holiday. (details to be announced)