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    7 Weeks
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Prerequisites

Engineering, design, information, communication related major can take this course.

About this course

The most successful products and services offer rich and colorful user experiences that take into account social and cultural patterns. Learn how to create excellent user experience (UX) designs which are user-centered and consider factors such as consumer demand, ability and cultural background.

Understanding UX design, or how to design with the user in mind, is not only a requirement for designers, but also a skill product managers and developers should develop throughout their careers. This UX/UI course should help product developers, managers and marketers as well as designers develop unique critical, analytical perspectives in user experience and user interface.Theoretical knowledge of the human factor is at the heart of user-centered design and evaluation. This course will focus around this theme, starting with specific design cases and gradually diving deeper into the newest research findings, taking learners from the simplest to the most complicated studies of user analysis, task analysis, user interface design, cross-cultural design, user experience design, robot and human interaction design, the newest health care and human factor research projects, and more.


FAQs

What are the textbook and the reference books for this course?

Heim, S. (2007). The Resonant Interface. Pearson Education Limited. (English language reprint edition published by Publishing House of Electronics Industry).

What is the grading breakdown?

20% quizzes
40% discussion
40% final report

How can I get the certificate?

If your final score is no less than 50.

生活中各式各样的产品与服务给我们带来了丰富多彩的用户体验,也蕴含着有趣的社会文化规律。优秀的用户体验设计需要以人为中心,全面考虑人的需求、能力以及文化背景等因素。以用户为中心的设计方法不仅是对设计师的要求,也是产品管理、开发人员必需的专业素养,本课程希望帮助产品开发或设计人员建立独立的评判视角和分析思路。

人因学的理论知识是“以用户为中心的设计和评估”方法的基础,本课程将围绕这个中心,从具体的设计案例开始讲授,逐步深入至最新的科研成果,引导学生由浅入深地学习用户研究,任务分析,交互界面评估,跨文化设计,用户体验设计,人与机器人交互设计,以及前沿的医疗与人因研究专题等内容。

What you'll learn

  • Concepts of User-Centered Design from a cultural perspective
  • Scientific methods behind design and evaluation of everyday design cases
  • How to apply knowledge, culture and technology to shape the future of design
Week 0: Pre-study or review of the knowledge in calculus and linear algebra, which will be used in this course Week 1: Introduction of Human Factors HCI and Human-Centered Design Week 2-3: Chinese User Experience Design: Observation of Chinese Week 4: Chinese User Experience Design: A Case study Week 5: Human-Robot Interaction Week 6: Research and Practice at Tsinghua Week 7: Final report

Meet your instructors

Pei-Luen Patrick Rau
Professor, Industrial Engineering
Tsinghua University

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