Experimental Design in Practice
The course allows the students to move away from a pre-defined or functional design agenda to explore digital and interactive design from other perspectives. This enables the students to re-think, hence re-evaluate, and deepen their understanding of their existing competences and digital design methods and tools while acquiring specific new knowledge (both theoretical and applied) on Experimental Design processes and projects.
The course and project will have a dominant technical part where the students will design interactions with networked devices, in order to expose the students to critical reflections on elements of interaction and resulting user experiences. It will explore multi-sensor scenarios in connected devices, which will be experimented with through a perspective of Internet of Things, ubiquitous computing, and device interconnectivity.
Formal prerequisitesThe course builds upon knowledge from the courses of the 1st semester of the KDDIT program and students should have completed those courses. This course builds extensively upon the course Prototyping Interactive Technologies and students should have taken this course.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Plan, implement, evaluate, and report on, a design experiment in which (networked) interaction is in focus
- Critically reflect on research design, experiment execution, data analysis and conclusion, and issues and principles underlying conducting design experiments
The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.
Student Activity BudgetEstimated distribution of learning activities for the typical student
- Preparation for lectures and exercises: 25%
- Lectures: 15%
- Exercises: 20%
- Project work, supervision included: 30%
- Exam with preparation: 10%
Ordinary examExam type:
C: Submission of written work, internal (7-trinsskala)
CG: Submission of written work for groups.
Students submit a 10-12 page group report that documents the design experiment.
Each student submits a 2-page individual reflection on a self-chosen topic in relation to issues and principles of conducting design experiments, synthesising practice and theory
Group and individual
- Group size: 4-6