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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)

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
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
  • Create effective solutions to design challenges based on user data

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40