University of Technology Sydney

87749 User Experience Design

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This subject introduces students to experience design, a research-based practice enabling future contexts and interrelationships (to humans, other objects, networks) of a designed product, service or environment guide the design process. The ultimate intention of this method is the creation and the shaping of both the user experience and an artefact's value to defined user groups. Experience design can thus be broadly utilised as a methodology in the design process for any design outcome. This subject aims to introduce students generally to experience design, where it is specifically used in practice in the design of digital products, services and environments.

Students are introduced to: research methods through which to understand current users, user experiences and contexts they are designing into; developing a deep understanding of who they are designing for and their needs; how to apply insights developed through research in the ideation of design concepts; the iterative prototyping and evaluation of proposed solutions in real and prospective scenarios; and skills needed for the presentation of their ideas.

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