Information Design

User-centred Design

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

User-centred design process models,; methods to analyse the users' requirements such as contextual interviews, focus groups, diary studies and task analysis, creation of personas, scenarios and storyboards; paper prototypes and iterative design; methods are tried out according to real-world tasks set

Learning outcomes

Basics of Programming for designers as well as of 3D and User-centred Design

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Jeremy Birn, Digital Lighting and Rendering, 3. Auflage 2013; Alan Cooper (2004) The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity;
Kim Goodwin (2009) Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services.
Journals, Websites:
Association for Computing Machinery, ACM
ACM SIGCHI, Special Interest Group in Human-Computer Interaction

Mode of delivery

Seminar, partly blocked

Assessment methods and criteria

Written assignments, active participation in class, presentation and documentation of a final project