Non-Degree / Dates:

17 July-28 July 2017 for all participants

24 July-4 August 2017 – reserved for NORDPLUS participants

This is a two-week extensive hands-on course in interaction design. The main goal of the course is to empower people to shape their digital environment thus providing a new level of digital literacy.

The course introduces core design and interaction design topics in a provocative stance, inviting participants to reflect upon ongoing shifts, connections, and re-framings in just about every area of interaction design, and inciting a rebellion against passivity. This is complemented with development of skills in systematic evaluation of usability and user experience of interaction designs. The expectation is to see participants take ownership of the interaction design process.

Upon completion of the course students will have an understanding of what interaction design is and will grasp the full cycle of the design process including the stages of discovering, defining, developing and delivering concepts targeting areas of their interest. Students will also develop skills to design, deploy and evaluate prototypes of digital artefacts ranging from simple web-based services and small applications to wearable or physiological computing solutions, and installations.

Organizers

The course is run by experts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Estonia, with a strong background in interaction design research and practice.

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Language of instruction

The main language of instruction is English, but support is also available in Estonian and Russian.

Timetable

Classes take place each week from Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 13.00

Participants

This course targets all sorts of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) and non-ICT professionals and higher education students and provides interaction design understanding and skills to new but highly interested audiences. Examples include, but are not limited to, service providers, communicators, health professionals, educators, architects, designers, artists, and actors.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to conceptualize and prototype digital artefacts ranging from simple web-based services and small applications to wearable computing solutions and public space installations.

The course is limited to 30 participants.

Credit points

Upon full participation and completion of the course, students will be awarded 4 ECTS points and a diploma of completion, by Tallinn University.

Scholarships

20 NORDPLUS funded scholarships are available for: 5 for applicants from Denmark, 5 for applicants from Finland, 5 for applicants from Iceland and 5 for applicants from Estonia.

These scholarships cover travel, accommodation, meals and the course fee stated above.

Please write NORDPLUS in the observations field of the application form.

NORDPLUS scholarships are awarded to eligible candidates on a combination of first-come-first-served and distribution on participant target groups

NB! NORDPLUS course will be 24 July-4 August 2017.

Sponsor

The course is sponsored by the NORDPLUS, a programme offering financial support to a variety of educational cooperation between partners in the area of lifelong learning from the eight participating countries in the Baltic and Nordic regions.

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The hardware is partially supported by HITSA project: “Interaction Design Lab upgrade including new User Experience Evaluation toolbox at the School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University”