Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DSGN 156 Usability Studies and Research

4 credits
This course is an introduction to user research and will focus on user behaviors, needs, and motivations, guided through feedback methodologies. Interviews, surveys, research groups, heuristic reviews, content analysis, usability tests, and other methods will be explored. Selection of appropriate research tools,conducting ethical user research, and transferring the collected data into design requirements will be studied.

Prerequisites: DSGN 155  

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of usability studies and research
  • Analyze and select appropriate research methods for individual and group projects
  • Evaluate data from usability tests to understand user’s needs
  • Apply research driven data and knowledge to design solutions

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