Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DES 3860 - UX Design

Credits: 4

Formerly: Computer Illustration
UX Design is the design of experiences and interactions that users find functional and enjoyable. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the user experience design process. Lectures and assignments focus on creating experiences for contemporary digital interfaces. Students explore and apply UX concepts and techniques presented through distinct projects that are augmented with lectures, reading and writing assignments. Projects explore user research, problem definition, information architecture, and interactive prototyping. Students practice presenting their ideas and collect feedback for further iterative evaluation and evolution. Students develop a better understanding of what technological standards and tools are utilized for the design of digital products. Technological, design, business and ethical practices are discussed in reference to each projects’ intent. Class time will include short lectures, critique, software demonstrations, discussion of reading and writing assignments and in-class studio work. Students will be expected to work outside of class to finish projects.

Prerequisite(s): DES 2830  or  DES 2840  or permission of the instructor.
Fulfills: AL in LS Core