Interaction Design

Psychology of Perception

Lecture, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

Basics of the psychology of perception and the physiology of the sensory system. Language: English

Learning outcomes

Design-oriented application of perceptual psychological knowledge, competences in creative handling of perceptual psychology basics regarding design artifacts

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Goldstein, E. Bruce: Sensation and Perception. 8 Har/Psc. Clifton Park, NY: Cengage Learning, 2009. Johnson, Jeff: Designing with the Mind in Mind : Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules. 1. Aufl.. San Francisco, Calif: Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. Ware, Colin: Information Visualization : Perception for Design. 3rd revised edition.. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013. Ware, Colin: Visual Thinking For Design, 2nd edition.. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008. Hammond, Claudia: Time Warped : Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception. Main. New York: Canongate Books, 2012. Chabris, Christopher ; Simons, Daniel : The Invisible Gorilla : And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us. 1. Ed. : Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, 2010. Weinschenk, Susan: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. 1. Aufl.. Amsterdam: Pearson Education, 2011. Weinschenk, Susan: 100 More Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. 1. Aufl.. Amsterdam: Pearson Education, 2016. Stafford, Tom ; Webb, Matt: Mind HacksTM: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain, O’Reilly. 1. Aufl., 2004 Lidwell, William ; Holden, Kritina ; Butler, Jill: Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated : 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions,. Second Edition, Revised and Updated. Rockport, Mass.: Rockport Publishers, 2010. Rogers, Yvonne ; Sharp, Helen ; Preece, Jenny: Interaction Design : Beyond Human-Computer Interaction. 4. Auflage.. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

Mode of delivery


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Assessment methods and criteria

Written Exam, perception-centered design artifact, presence and collaboration