Course Mentor of Interactive Technology Design
The course ID-4220 Interactive Technology Design (ITD) is designed for the 1st year Master students of Design for Interaction (DFI) program in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
The aim of the ITD course is to provide DFI Masters students with in-depth theoretical and practical interaction design knowledge to help develop future products based on user-product interaction. The course builds on conceptualization skills, interaction design knowledge and technology skills acquired at the Bachelor level. Students gain an understanding of how knowledge can be embedded in a product and how the user can communicate his or her intentions in an expressive way. Students also learn how to translate design ideas into experiential prototypes.
The ITD course is interested in collaborating with companies that have a wish to explore interactive product ideas. For our students this brings a sense of realism to their design assignments, at the end of the course students show concepts of an interactive products made experiential by prototypes. Companies can take these results as inspiration for their own design work. In addition, having the possibility of collaborating in ITD’s state-of-the-art design approach can also be of value to companies.
A more detailed description is available at http://studiolab.ide.tudelft.nl/studiolab/itd/about/
Course Assistant of Context and Conceptualization
The course ID-4216 Context and Conceptualization (C&C) is designed for the Master students of Design for Interaction (DFI) and Strategic Product Design (SPD) programs in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
The course deals with the various contexts surrounding the product and the users’ interaction with the product. Examples of such contexts are the situation in which the product is used, the people that are involved and the role of the product in the user’s life, even when the user is not physically using it. Contexts can be examined from, among others, local, societal, cultural, technological and future perspectives. As products grow in complexity, these contexts are becoming increasingly important for understanding, defining, designing and developing new products and services.
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the different contexts of user-product interaction and their role in design.
- Select relevant contexts for a design problem.
- Use contextmapping techniques to involve users in exploring a current or future context.
- Understand the basics of Qualitative Analysis.
- Communicate insights about user contexts with different parties in the design process.
- Translate contextual information into new concepts for interactions, products and services.
- Be aware of the new terminology surrounding ‘service design’, e.g. customer journey.
- Understand the fundamentals of the Vision in Product Design (ViP) approach.
A more detailed description is available at http://www.dfi.msc.tudelft.nl/en/study/master-of-science/master-programmes/design-for-interaction/