Methods in user-centered design
2012-2013 - IMT5341 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • IMT4032 Brukskvalitet og menneskelige faktorer i interaksjonsdesign
  • IMT4042 Brukerorientert informasjonsarkitektur

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge

  • The student will acquire practical and theoretical knowledge of user-centered methods used to deliver high quality usability products
  • Students are able to discuss academic reflections and considerations about usability issues and user-centered design
  • The student is able to analyze and assess the appropriateness of various user-centered strategies and methods in design work

Skills

  • The student can initiate, manage and perform user-centered and participatory design work in projects and engineering

Topic(s)

  • User-centered design: ideology and concepts (including Participatory design and inclusive design)
  • Laws and regulations
  • Methods in user-centered design
  • User-centered requirements specification
  • User, Activity and Task analysis
  • Human-centered design lifecycle processes for usability work
  • Formative-iterative user testing
  • Usability testing

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Group works
Laboratory work
Mandatory assignments
Project work
Meeting(s)/Seminar(s)

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Student presentations

Form(s) of Assessment

Home exam, see textarea
Portfolio Assessment

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

See Norwegian version

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Two internal examiners

Re-sit examination

At next ordinary exam

Examination support

Dictionary - English/mother tongue

Coursework Requirements

See Norwegian version

Teaching Materials

  • Steve Krug, Don’t make me think – A common sense approach to web usability, second edition. New Riders publishing 2006.
  • Benyon, David (2010). Designing interactive systems: A comprehensive guide to HCI and interaction design . Second edition. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley
  • Rubin&Chisnell, Handbook of Usability Testing – How to plan, design and conduct effective tests. Wiley publishing 2008.
  • Lazar, Jonathan et al. (2010). Research methods in human-computer interaction . Chichester: John Wiley

Additional information

See Norwegian version