world lab students working with post its


The HCI+D course focuses on bringing design thinking, processes, and tools to human-computer interaction. From sketching to hands-on studio sessions, students in the HCI+D course learn the importance of making many design artifacts before narrowing down the space to focus on a final design.

Prototype of carbon shopper projected on hand


Prototyping is the key tool to move ideas out of a designer's head and put them into a tangible form to evalaute for inclusion in the next design iteration. Students in the HCI+D course produce protoypes that range from paper sketches to concept videos to wireframes to code running on the target platform.

User test of musistant prototype


Evaluation is how we choose whether a design or feature moves forward in our process or needs to be discarded or revised. Students in the HCI+D course learn and use evaluation techniques that run the gamut from critique to expert evaluation to usability testing in the lab or field to remote usability testing.