Design Thinking for User Experience Design, Prototyping & Evaluation
Autumn 2016

Student teams meet in small studios of 10-16 students for hands-on learning and personalized feedback. Each studio had a specific theme catering to students who want to actively learn towards that theme.


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


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 dt+UX course produce protoypes that range from paper sketches to concept videos to wireframes to code running on the target platform.


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 dt+UX 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.