Interaction Design & Design Synthesis
IACT435 Interaction Design Studio
This class presents the synthesis of learning within the field of Interaction Design. Students create interaction design solutions through an iterative, user-centered process, to illustrate their comprehensive knowledge of designing for behavior and the fourth dimension. The goals of the class are:
- to practice, develop and refine the skills necessary to develop an entire interaction design solution
- to manage and plan time and resources to completely develop an appropriate design within the designated ten weeks
- to evaluate the usability of interactive systems in fulfilling the requirements of their users
- to apply HCI theory to the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of computer interfaces
Student Work Examples
About the Class
IACT435 is the final course in the Design minor at SCAD. Students taking this course demonstrate that they are comfortable and skilled designing for the fourth dimension. They must illustrate knowledge of usability engineering, information architecture, ethnography, interactive product design, and perceptual and cognitive human factors.
These lectures are used to emphasize main ideas, techniques, and readings. I speak to each slide for nearly five minutes, but the structure of the content may be useful for others engaged in teaching this sort of material.
Each file is a .pdf of mini-slides. Feel free to email me for the larger version.
- Wicked Problems
- The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
- The Power of Punctuation; Design and Order in Everyday Life
- Product Symbolism of Gandhi
- Design and Immateriality
Buchanan, Richard, et al. The Idea of Design. MIT Press. ISBN 0262631660.