Experimental Interaction Design

Experimental Interaction Design

Course dates:
13 July, 2020 to 24 July, 2020
Fee:
Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2020) - 300€ (for students), 400€; Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2020) - 350€ (for students), 450€
Topics:
Art & Design, IT
Application deadline:
Thursday, 30 April, 2020
University:
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

The course introduces core design and interaction design topics in a provocative stance, inviting participants to reflect upon ongoing shifts, connections, and re-framings in just about every area of interaction design, and inciting a rebellion against passivity. This is complemented with the development of skills in systematic evaluation of usability and user experience of interaction designs. The expectation is to see participants take ownership of the interaction design process.

The course consists of two weeks. During the first week, the students will work in the groups on a design of the low-fidelity prototypes for wearable devices that could be used for purpose of health and well-being improvement.

In the second week, students move to the hardware lab, where under the guidance of tutors they will implement their projects in forms of the high-fidelity prototypes using Arduino-based controllers Adafruit Flora, Gemma, different sensors, and actuators. The goal of the course is to create fully working wearable prototypes that can be used for evaluation.

During the course, the students will be supported by experts in Interaction Design, Physiology, Physiological Computing, Smart Textile, and Arduino programming engineers.

Accommodation

Tallinn Summer School arranges accommodation for foreign participants at student dormitory (5-minutes walk from the university, double and triple rooms).

Registration

Online registration form on the website

 

ECTS accreditation

Upon full participation and completion of course work students will be awarded 4 ECTS points and a diploma of completion.

Contact information

tss@tlu.ee