UX and Interface Design
The objective of this course is to learn the fundamentals of user experience design, interface design, and database programming. Basic theories, methods and techniques from user experience design and interface design are applied in group design exercises.
Understanding the qualities of user experience (UX) and interfaces to digital products, systems and services is fundamental in the broader ﬁeld of digital design. In short, this area covers how we, as people, interact with digital technology, and how these interactions can be shaped to create a high quality experience, from aesthetic as well as functional perspectives. In addition, basic interactive products, systems and services generally utilize databases for storing data, and consequently, the fundamentals of database modeling are tightly connected with the area of interface design.
Enrolled in the Bachelor programme in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Apply basic scientific principles, theories and methods for user experience design and interface design
- Apply current best practices for user experience design and design processes
- Design a screen-based application in accordance to contemporary methods for interface and user experience design
- Design and implement relational databases
- Design a test for a screen based prototype and evaluate the prototype according to speciﬁed conditions
Ordinary examExam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, external (7-trinsskala)
D1G: Submission of written work for groups with following oral exam. The oral exam will be based on the submitted work only. The group has a shared responsibility for the content of the report.
The students work in groups of 3-4 and hand in a project based on their prototype and evaluation work over the course of the semester. The report should be maximum 20 pages per group.The oral exam will be 20 minutes per student. Group oral exam: Mixed exam 1.