Cognitive Design

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • StartingSpring Term 2023

About the course

The course gives an overview of interaction design and its role in industrial design and product development. The aim of the course is to give a basic insight into interaction design and highlighting of the possibilities for cooperation between interaction designers and cognitive scientists. The processes and work methods used in industrial design and interaction design are introduced, and applied in a project that runs throughout the course. The course aim is to give basic skills and knowledge in interface construction from a design perspective. Emphasis is placed on user perspectives, typography, layout and general graphic design and also the visual expression of the interface design. The ability to create, visualise, test and evaluate various types of interfaces is practiced through the whole course. Different methods for visualisation, manual as well as computer aided, are applied in the project and a strong focus is placed on communication of ideas and results orally, visually and in writing.

Study language is English.

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Course is given by:
Umeå Institute of Design
Contact persons for the course are:
Umeå Institute of Design, Exchange studies, International contact person

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