An introduction to interaction design

An introduction to interaction design

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 10 hours study time

  • Creative arts and design

  • Free

  • Level 2

About this course

This free course, An introduction to interaction design, explores this topic. You will learn: what interaction design is; the importance of user-centred design; how interaction design focuses on the characteristics of the user; and the core activities and methods of the interaction design process.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand what interaction design is, the importance of user-centred design and methods of user-information gathering.
  2. Understand how the sensory, cognitive and physical capabilities of users inform the design of interactive products.
  3. Understand the process of interaction design, including requirements elicitation, prototyping, evaluation and the need for iteration.
  4. Analyse and critique the design of interactive products.
  5. Select, adapt and apply suitable interaction design approaches and techniques towards the design of an interactive product.