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Course module: 202000208
Designing for Specific Users
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000208
Credits (ECTS)0
Course typeModule name
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J. van Dijk
dr. J. van Dijk
Contactperson for the course
dr. J. van Dijk
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksModule 7 B-ID
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Module consists of the study units
Module 7, Designing for Specific Users, consists of several module parts, every part has its own learning objectives. The Module overview is given below:
Name module element Code
Linear Algebra 202001237
Design and Styling 202000209
Cognitive Ergonomics 202000210
Project Designing for Specific Users 202000211
Module description
The overall module has Designing for Specific Users as its theme and this project centers on this main theme. Students develop competencies needed in order to design human-centered product concepts targeted at specific users groups. This means students learn to empathize with, the user, to do literature research about user and use context and to build up relations with and involve actual users from the target group into the design process. Methodologically this entails 1) learning when and how to apply (participatory) design techniques  such as interviews, co-design activities, observation of practice and evaluation of experientiable prototypes; and 2) learning how to sensibly combine and integrate design activities, technological investigations and prototyping, with the beforementioned research activities in a sensible way over the course of the project. Furthermore, the project helps to practice in finding, scoping and clarifying a (human-centred) design challenge based on an ill-defined, open-ended starting point. The project should therefore be seen as situated temporally in the early phases (the 'fuzzy front-end') of new product development. Concrete outcomes include Persona, Storyboards, Experientiable Prototypes, Concept-Video's, created with the aim to have various stakeholders experience the interaction with the product and be able to give feedback about the design (i.e. the goal of prototyping in this module is not a technical prototyping aimed at near-to-market industrial production specifications)
Module 7
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