Spring 2019: March 26 - May 3.
Dr Joëlle Bitton
Dr Jean-Baptiste Labrune
Psychiatrie St.Gallen Nord, Ateliers-Living Museum, Zürcherstrasse 30 CH-9501 Wil (SG)
with Rose Ehemann and Nicole Ottiger
Office hours by appointment
The module takes place from March 26 - May 3, over 6 weeks, including a production week (5), from Tuesday to Friday each week, 9.30-17.00, see detailed hours in calendar below.
Room is 4K15 for most of the module, except during production week (access to photo studio 3.F18) and final week (4.E08). Exceptions made be added in the calendar.
Class sessions include lectures, discussions, mentoring sessions, in-class exercises, home assignments and independent study blocks.
Projects are conducted in groups of 4 students.
This course puts the students in the context of realising an interaction design outcome from initial idea to final proposal, with a particular emphasis on field research and user-experience.
In this interaction design process, students work through the several stages of project development: Context/User Inquiry, Concept Generation, Idea Testing, Prototype Development, Evaluation and Concept Iteration.
Following these stages of observation, creation, and evaluation, we will discuss and apply situated and user-centered methods (eg. bodystorming, context analysis, video scenarios, etc).
This course is project-based and will allow students to have a hands-on experience.
Organised in groups, students will develop innovative design concept for a product, a service or an experience.
During the course the student will learn:
The student is expected to produce these final deliverables:
1. A working prototype, user-tested and evaluated
2. The presentation of this interaction design product, service and/or experience grounded on the understanding of the user and the context
3. The documentation of assignments and design process in a blog
Your project development is structured in following steps:
Expectations and Grading
Grades will be based on group presentations, class participation, home assignments, documentation (journal) and final work. All work should be produced in English.
Contributing to constructive group feedback is an essential aspect of class participation.
Regular attendance is required. Two or more unexcused absences will affect the final grade. Arriving late on more than one occasion will also affect the grade.
Group presentations 20%
Final work 30%
Class participation 10%
Journal Documentation 20%
Any assignment that remains unfulfilled receives a failing grade.
Interval group presentations each week present the advancement of the group's project and highlight the specific requirements of that week.
Each presentation are structured so that each group member will introduce an aspect of the project. On average, the presentation should be 10 minutes.
The format is open:
The final outcome of the class is a project proposal in the form of a working prototype, user-tested and represented to an external audience in the form of a film and/or a medium of your choice (installation, website, demo, etc...). For this class, there will be an emphasis on the film narrative as a way to disseminate your proposal.
A separate 'Journal' is developed by each student that reflects on learnings from the seminar. It should be in the form of an online blog (ie. WordPress, Tumblr or other):
Throughout the module, various short home assignments will be given to practice concepts discussed in class.
The course IAD Design Methods provides the background literature for this class.
Readings are made available in the shared IAD server, under 19FS > Sem2_IAD_PROCESS.
Additional readings can be provided as the class progresses.
9:30 - 12:00
09.30 - 11.30
15.15-17.00, room 5.G02.
Back to Toni.
13.00 - 14.00
Field Research or Desk-based Research
Desk-based Research or Field Research
09.30 - 11.30
Web Dev module
13.30 - 15.00
09.30 - 12.30
14.00 - 16.00
Back from the production week // at Living Museum
(jb, nf, jbl)
Web Dev module
14.00 - 17.00 Documentation
JB: Dr. Joëlle Bitton, NF: Nicole Foesterl, JBL: Jean-Baptiste Labrune