INM300 - User Experience Design I

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Subject Title
User Experience Design I

Subject Description
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of user experience design (UXD) ? its basic elements, the variety of tools used and the different approaches to creating, modifying and documenting it ? as it relates to Internet-based applications. Students will gain the knowledge required to assess user needs and business requirements by using appropriate research tools such as observation, visual exploration, competitor analysis and user testing. The essential qualities of good UXD in both desktop and mobile applications, including the differences between good UXD and poor UXD will be discussed through industry-based case studies. Participants will learn to design a digital application that will respond to the needs of the user and considers the requirements, and constraints of the project determined through research findings and insights.

Credit Status
Interactive Media Design Diploma
 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
 
1. Perform critiques of User Experience in digital applications
2. Conduct heuristic evaluations
3. Research and then apply the pros and cons of different approaches to solving design problems for user needs
4. Develop user personas and user scenarios
5. Knowledgeably discuss user experience research and strategy topics
6. Conduct user research methods that inform strategic decisions
7. Create a variety of UX documents for different stakeholders
8. Learn to work with cross functional team members

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.