CS-489 / 6 credits

Teacher: Huang Jeffrey

Language: English


Summary

As we move towards a design economy, the success of new products, systems and services depend increasingly on the excellence of personal experience. This course introduces students to the notion and practice of experience design following a hands-on, studio-based approach.

Content

Keywords

User Experience (UX) Design, Design Thinking, Journey Mapping, Optioneering, Critical Prototyping, Value Proposition

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Bachelor in Computer Science or equivalent

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Identify issues of experience design in relation to an actual design project
  • Perform rigorous analysis of the problem space and map the design opportunities
  • Develop alternative design concepts for future artifacts
  • Translate design concepts into meaningful experiences through iterative prototyping at appropriate scales and levels of granularity
  • Create convincing arguments for the design propositions and persuasive visual and tangible evidence

Teaching methods

Workshops, Design reviews, Presentations, Group projects

Expected student activities

Group discussion, Case studies, Design Reviews, Pin-Up, Desk Crits

Assessment methods

Grading will be based upon the quality of the projects in the preliminary workshops (30%), intermediary reviews (20%) and in the final review (50%). Projects will be reviewed and assessed based on their conceptual strength, the coherence of their translation into prototypes, their narrative clarity and experiential power, and the persuasiveness of their communication, both orally and through the presented artifacts.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

To be made available during the course

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experience design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experience design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experience design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experience design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experience design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experience design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14    DIA003
14-15    
15-16    DIA003
16-17    
17-18    
18-19    
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 13h - 15h: Lecture DIA003

Friday, 15h - 19h: Project, other DIA003