HCI Project / Projecto HCI

Program: 
MHCI
Calendar: 
M-ITI
Semester: 
Fall
Semester: 
Spring
Lecturers: 
Simone Ashby
Lecturers: 
Valentina Nisi
Credits: 
22.5 ECTS

The capstone project integrates all the skills and knowledge acquired during the professional master in a unique end-to-end experience of development of a prototype for an interactive system or service from a problem definition provided by an industry sponsor. Students learn to work in interdisciplinary groups, integrating conflict and team management skills with perspectives from design, psychology and computer science. The course consolidates the development of project and documentation management skills, communication with clients, and preparation of multimedia contents for concept validation. Project focuses on the following technical skills: concept ideation and generation, interative prototyping, and the development of interactive software-based systems and services.

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Syllabus:
Readings: 
  • Mark Baskinger , Drawing Ideas
  • Bill Buxton, Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right
  • Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen
  • Stephen Few, Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data
  • Kim Goodwin, Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services
  • Bruce Hanington & Bella Martin, Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions
  • Jon Kolko. Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis
  • Jakob Nielsen, Usability Engineering
  • Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things
  • Strunk & White, The Elements of Style
Evaluation: 

Team Grade

Presentation quality and clarity (25%)

Report quality and clarity (20%)

Prototype (25%)

Individual Grade

Conflict Management (10%)

Attendance (10%)

Peer evaluations (10%)