iversity Online Course on Prototyping Interaction

Course starts: 29 February, 2016
Open to: international students with some practical experience in UX design, interaction design and design principle
Certificate: You can take the audit track for free (All Course Materials) OR select Certificate Track for EUR 99 ( All course materials, Graded Course Project, Certificate Accomplishment and Certificate Supplement)

About the course

Prototyping is a skill every designer should master because it’s the most effective, fast and often cheapest way to make your ideas tangible and tested. In this course, you’ll learn to think through and make your design a better experience for your users by sketching, experimenting, creating and testing.

In this six week course, you will be working on a prototype for a concept you’ll develop in the first weeks involving a mobile device. You will explore different types of prototyping, from paper prototypes to a digital prototype and eventually even a physical prototype.

In a world where we have to deal with new technologies on a daily basis, the prototyping process will help you understand the user and the way he or she interacts with these new and existing technologies. Understanding and executing this process will make your design stronger and more valuable to the end user.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you know how to incorporate prototyping interaction in your design process. This will not only make your design process more effective, it will also help you gain new insights about the user and the way he or she interacts with your product or service.

What do you need to know?

No prior knowledge is required, but some practical experience in UX design, interaction design and design principles is recommended since the course is covering prototyping for user experience for mobile devices but also physical prototyping. For this you might need a physical prototyping tool (e.g. a Makey Makey, an Arduino or a Touchboard) prior to, or during the course, if you want fully participate in the course exercises.

How to Enroll?

You can go for this course by signing up via the iversity platform at the following link. The course is self-paced. Course instructors feature: Maaike van Cruchten, lecturer on prototyping and audio visual design at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam; Frank Kloos, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; and, Micky van Zeijlecturer, design ethics and design history at the University Of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam.

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