User research for interaction design
The course introduces the students to user research concepts, methods and techniques, applied in interaction design throughout the whole interaction design lifecycle, from data collection to evaluation. The course addresses theoretical and methodological issues related to design and evaluation, with a special focus on concepts and frameworks employed in the analysis of the relationship between needs and experience of users. Methods and techniques supporting the understanding of specific user and usage contexts, as well as the development of design concepts for future user needs, are analyzed, and concrete examples of such methods and techniques are discussed within the course.
Schedule (preliminary, subject to change!)
User research for Interaction design: An overview
|Fri||02/09||12-15||Usability evaluation, ethnography||MA378||VK|
|Thu||08/09||13-15||Diary studies, experience||MC323SEM||KD|
Assignment 2 discussion*
|Thu||15/09||12-15||Data presentation and interpretation||MC323SEM||VK|
|38||Tue||20/09||13-15||Concept development & evaluation - I||MA378||KD|
|Concept development & evaluation - II||MC323SEM||KD|
|39||Tue||27/09||13-15||Environments and ecologies . I||MA378||VK|
|Thu||29/09||12-15||Environments and ecologies . II (workshop) *||MA378||VK|
|Thu||06/10||12-15||Ethical and societal considerations||MA378||KD|
Assignment 3 presentations*
Concluding discussionCourse evaluation
|Tue||01/11||by 10:00||Submission of take home exams|
|* obligatory attendance|
VK - Victor Kaptelinin
KD - Karin Danielsson Öberg
The course literature consists of a list of papers, including journal articles and conference papers, for instance:
Gaver, B., Danne, T., & Pacenti, E. Cultural probes. Interactions 6 (1), Jan./Feb., 21-29, 1999.
Iacucci, G., Kuutti, K., & Ranta, M. On the move with a magic thing: Role playing in concept design of mobile services and devices.
Proceedings of DIS 2000, 193-202, ACM, 2000.
Greenberg, S. & Buxton, B. Usability evaluation considered harmful (some of the time). Proceedings of CGI 2008, 111-120, ACM, 2008.
Lee, M. K. & Takayama, L. "Now, I have a body": uses and social norms for mobile remote presence in the workplace.
Proceedings of the CHI 2011, 33-42, ACM, 2011.
Odom, W. et al. A fieldwork of the future with user enactments.
Proceedings of DIS 2012, 338-347, ACM, 2012.
A complete list of reading assignments will be provided to the students at the beginning of the course.
Individual and group assignments, graded as Pass/ Fail (G/ U), and a take home exam, graded as Pass with distinction/ Pass/ Fail (VG/ G/ U).
victor (dot) kaptelinin (at) umu (dot) se
karin (dot) danielsson-oberg (at) umu (dot) se