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Semester and Year Offered: Semester 3 (Monsoon)
Course Coordinator and Team: Om Singh
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will explore the interactive aspect of communication design. It will involve elements of design in creating responsive interfaces, producing efficient, functional wireframes and finally high-fidelity mock-ups.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understanding the evolution human computer interaction and the evolution of technology designed for the user.
- To understand and profile the user along social and contextual parameters
- To use design thinking and systems thinking to understand information architecture and hierarchy
- To use elements of design to ease the interaction of the user with data and information in a more aesthetic and effective way to ease user interface with web based applications.
- To explore linguistic, social and cultural categories into user interface design by including existing technologies of translation and mapping.
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
- Module 1 – introduction to interaction design, human computer interaction, user experience and experience design with a focus on understanding user behaviour
- Module 2 – Social Interaction, Social Computing, and Social Media
- Module 3 – Contextual Design – Identification and development of chosen area of work – at this stage one or two broad area of work would be identified and subsequently individuals will detail sections.
- Module 4 – Visual Representation and crating mockups –understanding of Platform, and development of a visual design language, application of information hierarchy and architecture of data
Assessment Details with weights:
- Assessment 1 [End of 5th week]– Short report illustrating the understanding of basic concepts
- Assessment 2[End of 7th week] – Description and details of chosen area/ field of work
- Assessment 3 [End of term]– Submission of wireframe and mockups
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