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TsinghuaX: User Experience (UX) Design: Human Factors and Culture in Design | 设计的人因与文化

Learn user experience and user interface design-key skills to succeed as a product manager, developer and designer. This course will rely on actual design cases and interesting cultural phenomena to guide students to apply human factors knowledge and methods from a cultural perspective. Understand what user-centered design concept is and master scientific design and evaluation methods

7 weeks
1–5 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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About this course

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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.


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.

A variety of products and services in life bring us rich and colorful user experiences, and also contain interesting social and cultural laws. Excellent user experience design needs to be human-centered and comprehensively consider human needs, abilities, cultural background and other factors. The user-centered design method is not only a requirement for designers, but also a necessary professional quality for product management and developers. This course hopes to help product developers or designers establish independent judgment perspectives and analytical ideas.

The theoretical knowledge of human factors is the basis of the "user-centered design and evaluation" method. This course will focus on this center, starting from specific design cases, and gradually deepening into the latest scientific research results, guiding students from the shallower to the deeper. Learn user research, task analysis, interactive interface evaluation, cross-cultural design, user experience design, human-robot interaction design, and cutting-edge medical and human factors research topics.

At a glance

  • Institution: TsinghuaX
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisites:

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

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Human Factors, English Language, User Experience Design (UX), Task Analysis, User Experience, Interaction Design, Research, User Analysis, Product Management, User Interface Design, User-Centered Design, Reference Books, User Interface

What you'll learn

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  • 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

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