Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jan 19, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022

DSGN 155 Introduction to User-Centered Design

4 credits
This course is an introduction to the processes, research, and design decisions used in creating a user-experience based design solution. Focus is exploring best practices of the UX workflow/process and gaining an understanding of the various type of deliverables involved in the UX workflow/process. Students will be introduced to research methods, rapid prototyping, and collaborative design. Emphasis is placed on introducing the concept of user-experience to students.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe user experience
  • Identify the benefits of user experience in relation to the design process
  • Describe the user-experience process, industry-driven techniques, best practices, tools, and deliverables
  • Evaluate and utilize research methods based on design problems and project constraints

Program Outcomes
This course teaches to the following program outcome:

  • create, edit and integrate vector and raster graphics within a variety of layouts for web, mobile device, print and interactive projects

Global Outcomes
This course teaches to the global outcome of teamwork.

Total Hours: 60 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 20 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 40