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Project 1: Professional Product

  • Number of credits 15 credits

About the course

The course will give hands-on experience in the design of a complex product or system with focus on specialised use. The course is normally carried out in collaboration with a company, organisation or other relevant partner.
User observation and activity analysis, 4.5 ects
The section focuses on design methodology for user studied, and includes observations, interviews, activity studies and work analysis. Different perspectives on user-centred design are introduced and a workshop is carried out with the theme problem visualisation by means of charts and morphological analysis. The focus of the section is the relation between specific design methodology and concrete project work.
Design and development work for specialised use, 9 ects
The section gives practical training in designing a complex product or a system with concerns to cognitive aspects as well as physiological aspects. Main focus is on translating results from observations, interviews, activity studies and work analysis into concrete design proposals and concepts. The section also gives training in presentation methods such as slideshows, sketches, models, renderings and interactive demonstrations.
Writing course for designers 1. 1.5 ects
The section introduces a number of methods to document project work in writing. The student will write a short paper that will be presented to senior students at an internal conference.

Application and eligibility

This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will recieve information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.

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Contactpersons for the course are:
Exchange studies, International contact person, Umeå Institute of Design