User Centered Program Design Course
Elective KTH course within Master's Programmes in
Latest update August 23, 1996, by Yngve Sundblad
The course was fully established in the spring term1995, influenced by experience from Apple interface design project 1993 & 1994.
It consists of methods and interdisciplinary user centered design project
Three method exercises in interdisciplinary groups of three students (2 credits):
- Observations and inventions (Moggridge - Verplank, InterCHI tutorial), used on students' own time scheduling
- Future workshops and Metaphorical Design (Kensing - Halskov Madsen), in participatory design tradition
- Course students test subjects in research students' paper interface mock-ups
Design project in groups of about six students (4 credits)
Document design process, interview users in their natural settings, with mock-ups, with industrial design, with graphic design, video film, interactive Macro Mind Director presentation, oral presentation.
In 1995 the projects were based on the Interval Research and Apple interface design project themes.
The 1996 project theme was
"Design of flexible computer support for further education and competence development of grown-ups through explorative search for knowledge"
Seven projects with students from technology, psychology and design were performed:
More detailed description in Swedish
- Mimer1 - support for low and medium stage education teachers
- Braille Pad - support for blind people (chosen for presentation at a meeting in Siena)
- Mimer2 - support for further education anywhere
- Hermes - support for politicians
- The ally - support for immigrants with academic background
- MemoGraph - support for students' collection of texts
- EYE KNOW - support for unemployed