Interaction Design in Cross Media

Welcome! This is the preliminary schedule for the course- expects some minor adjustments and updates.


Day Date Time Activity Place Teacher
Tue Jan 24 10-12 Introduction D 206 KJ
Thu Jan 26 10-12Lecture 1 D 206 KJ
Wed Feb 110-12 Lecture 2 D 206 KJ
Wed Feb 8 13-14 Brief Group Assignment: MAN D 206
Thu Feb 910-12 Lecture 3 D 206 KJ
Tue Feb 1413-16 Counselling D 206 KJ
Tue Feb 2110-12 Seminar 1D 206 KJ
Wed Feb 2910-12 Lecture 4 D 206 KJ
Mon Mar 5 13-15 Lecture 5 D 206 KJ
Mon Mar 1213-16 Counselling D 206 KJ
Thu Mar 1510-12 Seminar 2 D 206 KJ
Fri Mar 16 13.00-15.00 Inspiration for the upcoming thesis seasons! Guest speakers: Krux, Dixie PR, WDO, Hello Future D 206
Mon Mar 19 13-16 Counselling D 206 KJ
Wed Mar 21 10-11 Thesis inspiration, North Kingdom D 206
Thu Mar 22 13-15 Seminar 3 D 206 KJ
Fri Mar 2313-15 Final presentations MAN project D 206 KJ
Tue Mar 2712.00 DEADLINE Exams D 206 KJ

Seminar 3

Read chapter 9-19 and reflect on the following questions:

Chapter 9- in terms of IxD, what's novel in the case? What can be related to "traditional" IxD and what aspects are related to ubiquitous aspects?

Chapter 10-what's the most important IxD aspect to consider when designing appliances?

Chapter 11-12: what aspect of ubiquitous UX is most different compared to "traditional" UX? How should designers address that aspect?

Chapter 13- read and reflect...

Chapter 14-19: compared to the techniques for IxD suggested by Saffer, how do the techniques suggested by Kuniavsky differ? What differing aspects of importance seem to be central in Kuniavsky's view?

Seminar 2

The seminar will focus on the "Smart Things" book by Kuniavsky. Read the chapters outlined below and reflect on the questions associated with the chapters:

Chapter 1-4: Compare how Kuniavsky and Saffer describe and define the fundamentals of interaction design and reflect on the differences and similarities you can identify.

Chapter 5: Read the case analysis and reflect on the conclusions made. Do you agree with the author? If not, why?

Chapter 6-8: read and write down you own reflections/questions, be prepared to discuss them at the seminar.

Seminar 1

The seminar will focus on the writing process related to the individual assignment. You should therefore prepare the following:

- Reflect on the task presented in the assignment. What are the major problems and difficulties you need to address in order to solve the task? What possible strategies for solving the task do you recognize?

- Reflect on the writing process required to perform the task in the assignment. What bottlenecks do you identify? What kind of material do you think that you will require? What strategies can you use in order to identify and get access to academic publications in the area for the task?


Individual assignment here

Group assignment- follow the brief from MAN and hand in the following documentation:

1) The visual presentation that you give to MAN in the end of the project
2) A short report that presents the major learnings and outcomes you experienced in the project.


Mike Kuniavsky
Smart things : ubiquitous computing user experience design
Amsterdam : Morgan Kaufmann Publisher
ISBN: 978-0-12-374899-7

Dan Saffer
Designing for interaction: creating innovative applications and devices 2. ed. : Berkeley Calif. : New Riders Pub
ISBN: 978-0-321-64339-1


Individual assignment and group assignment. Further instructions to be announced later.


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