PSAM

5843

Designing for Usability

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Designing for Usability

Spring 2019

Taught By: Morry Galonoy

Section: A

CRN: 7302

Credits: 3

Have you noticed how often people lock their car doors when they are in fact trying to roll down their windows, that most folks cant program their cellular phone to speed dial their own voice mail, and that people in our program never seem to know in advance if an elevator is going up or down. Why is that? User error? Poor design? Hangovers? This course explores the potential disconnect between user experience and designer intent. It investigates various means of preventing regrettable mishaps with everyday design through analysis of potential users, possible testing methods, and various means of analyzing test results. Along the way, the class will explore some historically horrible designs, as well as learn to throw around expensive sounding words like "usability" and "heuristics".

Open to: All University graduate degree students and upper-level undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:10pm 2/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1204A

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019