Lab 1: Design Opportunities
Designing for diversity requires a reframing of user experience, interaction, and user interface design. This course is the first part of a four-course sequence that introduces and critically examines these practices and how they impact on inclusion. To develop capabilities to explore audience needs, this course will introduce techniques to probe and explore a problem space (ethnography, cultural probes and participatory design, for example) and common uses of techniques used to synthesize observations to develop design requirements (personas, scenarios and storyboards, for example). Assumptions of techniques will be discussed. To expose and explore accessibility problems, students will be introduced to and practice usability and accessibility evaluation methods.