User Experience Engineering

User Experience Engineering: New Interfaces and Cognitive Computing
Page last edited by Benjamin Johansen (benjoh) 02/01-2017

This DTU course in user experience (UX) engineering January 2-20, 2017 (Lectures in building 303A #42 and group work in 306 areas on ground floor, first floor and the databar), is focused on applying lean methods to design novel app interfaces incorporating aspects of augmented reality cognitive computingemotion recognition and biometric sensors using high-level prototyping tools like POP and InVision to build functional prototypes.


Taking an agile approach to formulate user needs as hypotheses which are iteratively validated, Lean UX provides a methodological framework for rapid prototyping of MVP minimum viable products, centered on incorporating only the most essential features, while reducing time to market based on reuse of design patterns.

The course schedule will consist of daily student presentations / lectures monday through friday 8-12 followed by groupwork (found here) focused on the weekly assignments in the afternoon 13-17. All students will be required to upload their updated prototype designs on daily basis, so they will be accessible for everyone to view and test online. The morning sessions will include discussions of a subset of the uploaded student presentations, focused on demonstrating the topics introduced the previous day, plus at the end a short lecture introducing the concepts behind the assignments to be prepared for the rest of the day.
Thus, a rough program for monday to thursday is as follows:
08:00-09:00 Lecture with Feedback and Topic Introduction
09:00-12:00 Group work
12:00 Noon Hand-In on Campusnet
Presentation of selected Hand-Ins and Feedback
(Some days instead a guest lecture)
13:30-16:00 Group work
15:59 Afternoon Hand-In to PeerGrade
16:00-17:00 PeerGrading of other projects
For fridays, the program looks like this:
08:00-11:00 Group Presentations and Live Feedback to/from all
11:00-16:00 Group work
17:00 Weekly Hand-In of Final Reports w/appendices on Campusnet
There will be three different design themes, one for each of the three weeks, meaning, the course work will be evaluated on a weekly basis, with final iterations of the interface prototypes to be uploaded each thursday with subsequent presentations of these during a friday morning session each week, and completion of a small report to be uploaded by friday afternoon.
Reading material related to the three design themes will be made available on a weekly basis, and as general background reading material for the course we will use Laura Klein's "UX for lean startups"
Per Bækgaard

Guest Lecturers:

Michael Kai Petersen

John Paulin Hansen

Jakob Bardram

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