The lectures include an overview of the professor's career in related fields, including a blend of aesthetics and techniques. The course is designed as a series of lectures and workshops that will be presented by guest lecturers with strong professional experience in the field of user research, product design and UX design. In order to achieve high usability of the products/services/interactions they conceive, designers need to have a deep understanding of the needs and desires of the end-users the products are for. This class aims at giving students a foundation in user psychology and practical tools for user research. The lectures will be completed by a seminary work. Students will get a design brief and will have to use research as a base for their design proposals. The brief can also be solved in relation to the semestral briefs at the Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction, thanks to the cross-discipline collaboration of FA and FEL CTU. The outcome of the project should be a research report, with pdf presentation and prototype or model in suitable material/media.
The minimum number of students to open the course is 5. EXCEPTION for self-paying students: if there are less than 5 students, the course will be taught in consultations.