Needs and Usability Assessment
General Catalog Course Title:
Needs and Usability Assessment
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Course Thread: 
Human-Centered Design
Law, Maggie
Steve Fadden

 This course addresses concepts and methods of user experience research. The emphasis will be on methods of collecting and interpreting many kinds of data about real-world user activities and practices and translating them into design decisions. The course includes hands-on practice with a number of major user experience research methods, including heuristic evaluation; observation; interviews, surveys and focus groups. The emphasis will be on naturalistic/ethnographic (qualitative) methods, but we will also address major quantitative methods. Finally, we will discuss methods of bringing user experience research into the design process.

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