Welcome to Interaction Design Research: A Human Centered Approach to Design

Description: The PhD course will enable participants to research, analyse, prototype, evaluate and re-design considering the whole system within its social, critical and cultural contexts of use. Participants will be introduced to practice-based theories of expert practitioners and leading figures in the field with case studies of their work. Working in teams, the participants will then have the opportunity to implement and adapt these practical methods into their own projects. The course is highly collaborative integrating hands–on prototyping and testing with basic research and testing techniques, into every stage of the design and interaction design process. Participants will create rapid prototypes, developed, iterated and presented on a session by sesson basis via a hands-on, studio-based set of exercises that address human-centered concept exploration, implementation, evaluation and redesign.

Organizer and lecturer: Lector Ann Morrison, e-mail: morrison@create.aau.dk

ECTS: 3 ECTS but can be 5 ECTS if students make a  post-course submission of a written essay assignment

Time: 13 - 16 March 2017

Place: Fredriks Bajers Vej 7E, Frb 7E/3-209

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 20 February 2017

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.