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Colin E Birge
T C 518
Seattle Campus

User-Centered Design

Explores the user-centered design paradigm from a broad perspective, emphasizing how user research and prototype assessment can be integrated into different phases of the design process. Students learn to think like a user-centered designer and carry out activities that are key to user-centered design. Offered: jointly with IND E 545; W.

Class description

In this course, we will explore the user-centered design (UCD) paradigm, emphasizing how user research and prototype assessment can be integrated into the design process.

Student learning goals

1. Plan and execute activities that collectively create a user-centered design process

2. Critically discuss the concept and complexities of user-centered design with other professionals

3. Identify and explain a variety of factors motivating and enabling an emphasis on UCD to likely audiences

4. Identify areas of design scholarship useful for addressing user needs

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Colin E Birge
Date: 01/05/2009