What you'll learn
- How to design a mobile app using practical UX skills and HCI theory.
- Understand the guides and rules, laws and tools of HCI.
- Identify the cognitive science principles and design theory which underline good visual design.
- Apply HCI, cognitive science and visual design to create great UX.
- Understand the fundamental role of HCI in artificial intelligence and big data.
- No experience needed. You already have some of the skills you need.
- An interest in how we shape technology and it shapes us.
- A desire to learn how to design for good, and for bad!
You will learn a practical ux skillset to create a mobile app and think about ways to extend this using social media and big data. You will learn that we are all social psychologists and designers because of the world we live in. And, at the end of the course you will be able to design and speak with confidence about the interaction between people and the increasingly complex computer systems our modern culture demands, thus becoming an agent for change, yourself.
Who this course is for:
- Learn exactly what human-computer interaction is and why it is so important today.
- Acquire some practical UX skills underpinned by HCI theory.
- Understand cognitive science and social psychology so that it is easy to see why technology has become so pervasive.
Ruth Stalker-Firth, PhD (EPFL), began lecturing human-computer interaction back in 2001 and over the years has also taught web technologies, cognitive science, IT security and biometrics. She has worked as a web designer, UX consultant and programmer, and written software for bridge monitoring, engineering plants, steel rolling mills, exhibition centres and architectural firms. She blogs about her experiences on her website which gets over 1.3 million hits a year.