Fundamentals of Models and Design Process
Learn about the basic principles in interaction design and goal-directed design from this free online course.
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This course will begin by introducing you to the concept of interaction design. You will learn about the relationship between interface and interaction. You will be introduced to user interface, interaction as reciprocity and man-machine communication. You will also be able to explain the importance of goals in interaction design. You will learn about the process of designing digital products, knowing the users better and the reason digital products fail. You will be familiar with user goals, interaction design mandates and the responsibilities of the teams.
The course then explains the use of different models in interaction design. These include the implementation or system model mechanism for interactive products, algorithms and the mental model. You will be able to explain the Yoked State Space hypothesis. Furthermore, you will learn about the use of mental models in interaction design. You will gain understanding of the various paradigms of interaction design which include the dimensions for evaluating interaction models, the interaction paradigm and ubiquitous computing. You will get familiar with attentive environments and transparent computing.
Finally, you will learn about the goal-directed design process of interaction design. The research phase of the goal-directed design process in interaction design will be made clear. You will learn about user interviews, designers' intent, user observation, contextual inquiry, master-apprentice model, interpretation and recommendations. You will learn how to identify candidates and learn about the question types. Start your next learning journey, today.Start Course Now
Interaction Models and Paradigms
Interaction Models and Paradigms - Learning Outcomes
Basic Concepts in Interaction Design
Goals in Interaction Design
Models in Interaction Design
Interaction Models and Paradigms - Lesson Summary
Goal-Directed Design Process
Goal-Directed Design Process - Learning Outcomes
Overview of the Goal-Directed Design Process
The Research Phase
User Interview and Observation
Identifying Candidates and Interviews
Goal-Directed Design Process - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the relationship between interface and interaction
- Recognize the importance of user goals in interaction design
- Explain various reasons why digital products fail
- Recall the mandate of interaction design
- Distinguish the system, mental, and represented models of interaction design
- Categorize interaction models based on activities and objects
- State the phases of the goal-directed design process
- Identify the requisite activities in the research phase
- Relate user interviews and user observation
- Explain the master-apprentice model in contextual inquiry
- Translate findings from observations and interviews
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