The aim of the course is that students will master all phases of the research process starting from initial planning up to the translation of their observations into innovative design concepts, so they are able to run applied research projects themselves. Overall the emphasis is laid on practitioner’s approach and developing skills needed for adopting these technique in daily design practice across various domains. Students will become familiar with selected psychological topics - mainly from the field of Cognitive Psychology and Personality Psychology that are mostly relevant for designing interactions between humans and interactive systems. Consequently students will be able to understand psychological basis for design rules. Students will also learn advanced methods of surveying their users in order to inform all stages of the design process (so called User Research) and spot opportunities for innovation.
Knowledge and understanding of: User Research methods and strategies, selected topics from the area of Cognitive Psychology and Personality Psychology most relevant to HCI and UX design.
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Learn about users’ needs, skills and preferences through applied empiric research; understand psychological principles behind design rules.
Practical skills: Plan, design and execute user research projects throughout all stages of the design process. Employ psychological perspective in design process. Translating user research data into service and product concepts.
Transferable skills: Reflecting psychological aspects in design process; Interviewing skills; Soft skills needed in UX practice.
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