Topics in ITP: User Experience Design

Katherine Dillon

This 2-pt course aims to provide students with the critical thinking and practical skills for creating effective and compelling interfaces. We will dissect what a compelling user experience is, apply proven research techniques for approaching and defining UX problems and apply design frameworks including mapping and testing techniques. The class format will include lectures, discussion, in-class design exercises and a final project.

Week 1: what is UX

Week 2: inclusive research methods

Week 3: frameworks for defining a problem

Week 4: understanding behavior and motivation

Week 5: mapping flow and visual strategies, final project intro 

Week 6: testing methods and future UX

Week 7: final projects