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In this UX course, we will survey theories and findings from the social sciences (especially psychology); with special attention to how these concepts influence the way we design for human interaction. We will cover how people perceive and process information, motor capabilities and limitations, decision-making and problem solving, and how emotion and social factors impact user experience. We will also cover best practices for designing systems to align with how people work.
This course is part of the User Experience (UX) Research and Design MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.
- Identify key features of human behavior and describe their impact on the design of interactive systems
- Critique and design interactive systems based on human capabilities and behavior
- Describe themes from social sciences and human computer interaction and how they relate to interactive system design
- Learn to use checklists and formal analysis methods
- Mark W. Newman
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