MGA 671 – Interaction Design Methods (4 ECTS)
Introduction to interaction design, personas, scenario-based design, involving stakeholders in the participatory design process, concept mapping, user stories, low fidelity prototyping techniques: paper prototyping and wireframes, testing the paper prototypes, user interface design patterns, user interface prototyping: tools and techniques, and developing user interface prototypes.
IFI7309.DT – Development of Interactive Systems (4 ECTS)
This module aims to provide students with the skills necessary for developing interactive systems for supporting private, semi-private, and public interactions and their different combinations. The course will have a strong focus on developing distributed user interfaces based on design patterns. The module introduces the building blocks required for developing interactive systems, foundations of developing distributed user interfaces, integrated development environments, UI development toolkits, and source code version control.
IFI7310.DT – User Experience Evaluation (4 ECTS)
The goal of this module is to highlight the experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction as a complement to pragmatic attributes such as utility, ease of use and efficiency of the system. During this module student will be familiarised with user experience evaluation methods, tools, metrics and criteria.
MGA 674 – Research Methods (6 ECTS)
This module aims to educate students on how to write a research plan and proposal, how to formulate research questions and choose appropriate methods. Classification and main features of research approaches/ methodologies and methods. Overview of research designs for empirical and design research: experiment, survey, grounded theory, case study, action research, evaluation research. The following activities are covered: designing controlled experiments, designing questionnaires, conducting interviews, analyzing verbal data, analyzing transaction logs. The module consists of seminars where students are expected to be actively involved. In addition every student must submit home assignment, which consists of three parts and covers all methodological aspects of the research project.
MGA 675 – Practice (6 ECTS)
The main purpose is to expand the depth and breadth of your academic learning in your particular area of interest, within the field of interaction design and Human-Computer Interaction. It is an opportunity for you to receive experience in applying theories learned in the class to specific experiences in the community and work world.