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Interaction and User Experience Design

Below is a complete list of courses offered in the MA in Interaction Design. Not every course is offered every semester. Please work with your advisor, refer to your degree checksheet and check the schedule of classes to find out what is offered during the fall, spring or summer semester.

ADS 710 Advanced Human Factors in Interaction Design
The study of human factors principles and guidelines are fundamental to interaction design. In this course, these principles will be illustrated and applied to real-world design projects/problems. Human physical and cognitive capabilities, computer-human interface and systems properties, interaction design methods, and the physical and socio-cultural environment will be considered. Fundamental issues in human-centered systems, basic research methods, including statistics and literature searches, will be included. Open to all university students. Graduate students will meet concurrently with INDD 510 and receive additional coursework. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 712 Design Strategies and Methods
This course will cover the principles of design thinking, design processes, design strategies and methods, including techniques and tools for the development of human-technology interfaces. Abstract through concrete representation methods and techniques will be applied to interaction design projects/problems. Information collection and analysis methods, scenario and prototyping methods, evaluation methods (empirical), creativity methods, and task-oriented method (non-empirical) will also be considered. Methods common to design-related disciplines in the social sciences, business, architecture, communication studies and engineering are integrated. Graduate students will meet concurrently with INDD 512 and receive additional work. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor for all non-design students. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Park, Hyuna
MW 06:00-09:00 PM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 72951
LEC Park, Hyuna
MW 06:00-09:00 PM BEST 345 - EDWARDS
3 71866
ADS 714 Designing Business Services and Consumer Experiences
Business products, services and environments are often intermingled in ways that require more holistic ways of thinking and development. A challenge of service innovation is to design with an understanding of the many dimensions of human experience and satisfaction. This course elaborates how, where, when, and why design can enhance the value of business services. Theory, methods, and practice aspects of services design are presented. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Eckersley, Michael
Tu 06:00-09:00 PM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 66332
LEC Eckersley, Michael
Tu 06:00-09:00 PM BEST 245 - EDWARDS
3 66363
ADS 720 Graduate Seminar in Design
Comparative studies of various areas of specialization in design. Repeat for credit to a maximum of six credit hours. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Huang, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 60052
LEC Rake, Lance
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 60053
LEC Tveit, May
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 60054
ADS 730 Directed Reading in Design
Research reading and presentation of reports on specific subjects related to the students major area of specialization. Required of all graduate students. RSH.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Cook, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 70430
RSH Eckersley, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60055
RSH Herstowski, Andrea
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60056
RSH Huang, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60057
RSH Rake, Lance
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60058
RSH Talleur, Linda
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60059
RSH Tveit, May
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 78465
ADS 732 Study Abroad: _____
Students will participate in a Design focused study abroad program. The student will be required to attend group meetings prior to the trip along with development of research topics of interest. Simple documentation would be required - sketchbook/journal responding to day-to-day itinerary and other events, following the trip and presented for a grade. Prerequisite: Junior level or higher standing in Design or with permission of the instructor. Corequisite: ADS 733. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 733 Study Abroad Documentation
Consists of research work prior to the trip as well as follow-up and required studio work due after return. A portfolio of work will be required for a grade. Course will also fulfill Design-specific requirements or studio credits for other majors. Areas may designate specific Design courses as substitutions for this course. Prerequisite: Junior level or higher standing in Design or with permission of the instructor. Corequisite: ADS 732. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 740 Special Problems in Design
An in-depth study of current problems in design or crafts with an emphasis on research. Special problems proposals must be discussed with and approved by the instructor and graduate advisor prior to enrollment in the course. RSH.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Cook, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 66364
RSH Eckersley, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 60060
RSH Eckersley, Michael
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-6 60061
RSH Herstowski, Andrea
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 68863
RSH Huang, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 60062
RSH Shellhorn, Jeremy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 60063
RSH Tveit, May
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 67001
ADS 745 Branding and Design
A rapidly changing marketplace demands business strategy that is rooted in the dynamics of human culture, society, and psychology. Design thinking directly engages such factors and is, thus, well suited to help organizations formulate effective, versatile and strategic brands. This class focuses on strategic design analysis as a means to promote innovation in core brand development and extension into new applications and product categories. By aligning design with engineering, marketing, advertising, packaging, and service, business can innovate new sources of market value and deliver a more powerful brand messages. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor for all non-design students. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 750 Design Management
Design Management has been described as "applied innovation" or the methodical capturing of talent and resources available inside and outside an organization to create valuable new offerings, brands, and business models. This course explores the design functions in business as a means to solve difficult challenges and develop new market-facing opportunities. Subjects include brand value creation, differentiation, coordination, and transformation. Numerous cases will be discussed. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 751 Creating Design Scenarios and Simulations
Most organizations are imaginatively challenged and experience difficulty innovating and marketing new concept offerings. Conventional methods spotting and validating new opportunities often lack the persuasive power necessary for change to occur. Scenario-based design and simulation offers ways to vividly representing a future that is different from the past. This course presents theory, methods and practice aspects of design scenario construction and simulation. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Graham, Brook
Th 06:00-09:00 PM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 66871
LBN Graham, Brook
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 66882
LEC Graham, Brook
Th 06:00-09:00 PM BEST 245 - EDWARDS
3 66872
LBN Graham, Brook
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 66883
ADS 760 Design and Strategic Innovation
As companies struggle with the demands of increasing consumer, intense competition and downward price pressures, there is a corresponding increase in the demand for more innovative business models and higher-value offerings. These forces have significantly broadened the strategic scope of design. Advanced, multi-disciplinary design teams are being engaged early to help guide new business and product development efforts. Why, where, when, and how this is done in order to deliver on the promise of innovation is the subject of this course. Prerequisite: ADS 750 or with consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Eckersley, Michael
Th 06:00-09:00 PM WES 4075 - LAWRENCE
3 69870
LBN Eckersley, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69871
LEC Eckersley, Michael
Th 06:00-09:00 PM BEST 245 - EDWARDS
3 69872
LBN Eckersley, Michael
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 69873
ADS 765 Interaction Design
Interaction Design is about creating products, services or environments that offer significant experiential value to people and economic value to organizations. This course engages the comprehensive subject of design for human experience. Building on the gamut of human factors and design methods knowledge, this offers hands-on experience in the research, analysis, modeling and simulation of original and experientially compelling design solutions. Prerequisite: ADS 710, ADS 712 or with consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 770 Design Cognition
In a science of design, the study of "human designers" is as important as the study of designed artifacts or design tools. Since the beginning of research in Design Cognition, many empirical studies have opened up our understanding or human designers and the ways they design. While design is largely a mental activity, it interacts strongly with heterogeneous external representations. It encompasses problem definition and solving, analogical mappings, mental imaging and other mental processes. It requires team coordination and is situated in a cultural milieu that defines roles and modes of behavior. As such, distributed cognition, situated cognition, and social cognition - all have become relevant to the understanding of design cognition. The structure of a design task, the mental representation of design form and behavior, the structure of design teams, and the associated concepts of design cognition will be the subject of the course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 810 Orientation Seminar
Studies directed to development of a thesis plan. Required of all graduate students. Offered in fall semester only. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 850 Studio Teaching Practice
Graduate students only. Must hold an assistant instructor or teaching appointment. Credit earned does not satisfy any credit requirement for a degree. Graded S or U. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 860 Graduate Synthesis and Applications Seminar
Group discussion and presentations on timely industry topics. Topics will be substantial, bridging relevant program subjects and professional area boundaries. May be repeated for up to six credit hours in subsequent semesters. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 861 Thesis Research Seminar
Approaches to producing original design research. Methods, resources, topics and projects are discussed and evaluated. May be repeated for up to six credit hours in subsequent semesters. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ADS 890 Thesis
For guidance refer to Design department graduate guidelines. THE.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Eckersley, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 64937
THE Herstowski, Andrea
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 60064
THE Eckersley, Michael
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-8 68203

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