Human Factors and Culture in Design

Using actual design cases and interesting cultural phenomena, this course will guide the students to learn the concept of User-Centered Design from cultural perspective, and master the scientific method of design and evaluation.

About The Course

In our daily life, various products and service have brought us many rich and colorful user experiences as well as shown some interesting social cultural patterns. Excellent user experience design should be user-centered. Excellent user experience design should consider factors such as human’s demand, ability and cultural background thoroughly. User-centered design is not only a requirement for designers, but also a professional quality of product managers and developers. This course seeks to help product developer as well as designers build unique critical view and analyzing thought.
The theoretical knowledge of Human Factor is the basic of “user-centered design and evaluation”. This course will focus around this theme, start from specific design cases and gradually go deep into the newest research findings, leading students from the simplest to the complicated studying of user analysis, task analysis, user interface design, cross-cultural design, user experience design, human and robot interaction design, the newest health care and human factor research projects, and etc.

Recommended Background

Engineering, design, information, communication related major can take this course.