Designing for Usability

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Designing for Usability
Fall 2024
Taught By: Brad MacDonald
Section: A

CRN: 13063

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the user experience design process: from research, to interface design, to a testable prototype. Together, we will develop an understanding of general UX design best practices and human psychology that facilitates decision-making, explore the latest functionalities of mobile and web interface design and patterns, and look across a variety of tangible and experiential interfaces for examples. Throughout the course, we take a critical look at what goes into creating the addictiveness of smartphone apps and platforms, and the ethical and moral obligations designers have towards the structures around us.

Open to: All University graduate degree students and upper-level undergraduate degree students. Some seats reserved for MFA DT and MPS CD students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:22am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/12/2024