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Interaction Design & Product Design

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

• are able to explain design guidelines and contexts for interaction design and product design
• can develop and evaluate concepts based on requirements

prerequisites and co-requisites

According admission requirements

course contents

• Definition/differentiation: interaction design vs. product design
• Identification of position in the product creation process
• Process, approaches/principles and tools for interaction design
• Process, approaches/principles and tools for product design
• Evaluation criteria and evaluation of own or existing concepts

recommended or required reading

• Follett (2016): Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robot- ics and the Internet of Things, O´Reilly and Associates
• Kalbach (2016): Mapping User Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Val- ue through Journeys, Blueprints and Diagrams, O’Reilly Media
• King, Chang (2016): Understanding Industrial Design: Principles for UX and In- teraction Design, O’Reilly Media
• Rowland, et al. (2015): Designing Connected Products: UX for the Consumer Internet of Things, O’Reilly Media
• Steane (2014): The Principles and Processes of Interactive Design (Required Reading Range), Bloomsbury Academic
• Tidwell (2011): Designing Interfaces, O'Reilly and Associates
• Wood (2014): Interface Design: An Introduction to Visual Communication in UI Design (Basics), Bloomsbury Academic

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination and assignments

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of studies

year of study

1. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

not applicable

type of course unit


mode of delivery

Integrated course

work placement(s)

not applicable