Concepts of User-Centered Design from a cultural perspective
Scientific methods behind design and evaluation of everyday design cases
How to apply knowledge, culture and technology to shape the future of design
The most successful products and services offer rich and colorful user experiences that take into account social and cultural patterns. Learn how to create excellent user experience (UX) designs which are user-centered and consider factors such as consumer demand, ability and cultural background.
Understanding UX design, or how to design with the user in mind, is not only a requirement for designers, but also a skill product managers and developers should develop throughout their careers. This UX/UI course should help product developers, managers and marketers as well as designers develop unique critical, analytical perspectives in user experience and user interface.Theoretical knowledge of the human factor is at the heart of user-centered design and evaluation. This course will focus around this theme, starting with specific design cases and gradually diving deeper into the newest research findings, taking learners from the simplest to the most complicated studies of user analysis, task analysis, user interface design, cross-cultural design, user experience design, robot and human interaction design, the newest health care and human factor research projects, and more.
What are the textbook and the reference books for this course?
Heim, S. (2007). The Resonant Interface. Pearson Education Limited. (English language reprint edition published by Publishing House of Electronics Industry).
What is the grading breakdown?
40% final report
How can I get the certificate?
If your final score is no less than 50.
Week 0: Pre-study or review of the knowledge in calculus and linear algebra, which will be used in this course Week 1: Introduction of Human Factors HCI and Human-Centered Design Week 2-3: Chinese User Experience Design: Observation of Chinese Week 4: Chinese User Experience Design: A Case study Week 5: Human-Robot Interaction Week 6: Research and Practice at Tsinghua Week 7: Final report
Engineering, design, information, communication related major can take this course.