Course Syllabus

User Experience Design

HCDE 418, Winter 2014

Mondays & Wednesdays    2:30–4:20 p.m.     Design Lab – Sieg Hall, Room 233


Julie Kientz, Assistant Professor (

  • Office Hours: Thursdays, 11 AM to 12 PM - Sieg Hall 423C

Jon Cook, Teaching Assistant (

  • Office Hours by appointment (please send me an email to confirm 9pm the night before): Tuesdays, 9 AM to 11 AM - Art 228


Course Overview

HCDE 418 is a course on user experience design following the user-centered design process. The course is oriented toward practical methods for approaching a design problem holistically, beyond usability and usefulness. In this class, you will develop an appreciation for the notion of user experience including how to design for it and how to evaluate it. The course will focus on storytelling, sketching, and communication of design ideas within a design team and to potential users. Assignments will focus on hands-on learning through individual assignments, application of design skills in group mini-projects, and peer critique.

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