Course Information

IFI7156.DT Interaction Design Methods is a compulsory course in the Human-Computer Interaction master program offered by the School of Digital Technologies in Tallinn University.

Credits: 5 ECTS

Objectives:
To obtain basic knowledge about principles and methods of interface and interaction design. To familiarize the students with the interaction design process and to develop group work skills.

Course topics:
Introduction to interaction design. Personas. Scenario-based design. Involving stakeholders in the participatory design process. Concept mapping. User stories. Low fidelity prototyping techniques: paper prototyping and wireframes. Testing the paper prototypes. User interface design patterns. User interface prototyping: tools and techniques. Developing user interface prototypes.

Learning outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the design process of software user interfaces;
  • choose appropriate methods for involving stakeholders in the design process;
  • write personas, scenarios and user stories;
  • create and test paper prototypes;
  • develop user interface prototypes according to usability principles and design patterns.

Teacher:
Hans Põldoja, hans.poldoja@tlu.ee

Additional information:
Course information in study information system ÕIS

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