Non-Degree / Dates:TBC

A two-week energetic hands-on workshop in experimental interaction design of web, mobile and specialized hardware user interfaces.

The main goal of the course is to provide participants with basic knowledge in Interaction Design and IT fields, introduce them to the latest trends in the industry and get not only theoretical, but also practical experience by working on developing their own projects. Daily mini-lectures will cover among others interaction design practices, rapid prototyping, usability testing and graphic design.

The lectures are supported with practicums, where groups of 2-4 students develop their own projects under the supervision of course tutors. During the workshop student groups will build their own application prototypes based on their ideas, generated at the beginning of the course. The result is a prototype of either web service, mobile application or tangible device which is aimed on solving some existing design problem (for example, one of the students’ projects was dealing with developing indoor orientation device for people with visual disabilities).

The workshop is run by three field-professional entrepreneurs, with background from academia, development, design and business communication.

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

Timetable

Classes take place from Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 12.00

See Experimental Interaction Design course program here. (link)

Participants

This course is suitable for all people interested in interaction design and no specific background is required. Participants are asked to bring their laptops for work. Desktop Macs, needed software (e.g. Adobe) and other tools (pens, paper, phidgets, etc.) will be provided by the Summer School. The course is limited to 15 participants.

Credit points

Upon full participation and completion of course work students will be awarded 4 ECTS points and a diploma of completion.