Designing the User Experience
About this course
Page last updated 18 September 2018
Human-centred design approaches provide the foundation for successful, usable and useful digital products and services. A rounded UX strategy includes customer research, user-centred design and prototyping and usability testing and evaluation. This module focusses on methods for understanding people's characteristics and approaches to tasks, then designing for them in a range of contexts and media.
Participants are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent), or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
Careers / Further study
This module can be taken as a stand alone module, or used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Information Management and Information Technology Awards.
This module will cover the following topic areas:
- Nature of Interaction Design: User experience; the scope and character of interaction design activities.
- Human characteristics and diversity: Physiological and psychological attributes; ergonomics; memory; cognition problem solving, reasoning and skills acquisition; implications for interaction design and development.
- User experience and Usability: Principles and concepts, guidelines and standards.
- Input and Output devices: Traditional and emerging Technologies.
- Interaction Methods and Concepts: Dialogue type and techniques, interfaces to support navigation; conceptual models and metaphors.
- User-centred design process and methodologies: User centred lifecycle models, methods for identifying user requirement; task analysis; iterative prototyping; socio-technical models; participatory design.
- Evaluation: Goals and methods of evaluation.
- New and emerging interaction paradigms: Ubiquitous and pervasive computing; wearable computing; virtual and augmented reality; attentive environments; tangible bits.
Learning and Teaching
This module is taught in weekly workshops. Engagement with and understanding of the topics is facilitated through practical activities and the opportunity for critical analysis and reflection.
Extensive course material is available online including presentations, reading and case studies. The coursework is designed to encourage students independently to research topics and to present their findings in class.
Assessment will be through a portfolio of small projects and a written exam.
The University has excellent facilities, accessible to all students, as required; however, it is expected that much of the work will be carried out within the work environment.
Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.
Supplementary fee information
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|January 2019||TBC*||Monday 3 December 2018|
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
How to apply
As this module carries university accreditation, once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university.
- An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including a work or academic reference)
- A brief personal statement to support your application
- A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
- A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport
- If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage regarding required levels for study
On acceptance onto the module, you will be registered onto our student system to give you access to university resources, including the library and your module BlackBoard site where course materials and pre-reading/work will be posted.
|January 2019||Book Now||Enquire Now|
You may book your place in advance of course dates being confirmed. Once these are confirmed, you will be contacted to confirm you wish to continue with your place.
For further information
- Email: For all queries, please complete the online enquiry form above.
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83649