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Perception and Memory in HCI and UX

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How This Course Will Help Your Career

To build effective interactive systems across increasingly diverse problem domains and contexts of use, it’s important to understand how users—human beings—actually work. Naturally, a large part of human interaction relies on perception, our ability to sense the world around us. But we also need to join perceived events together, which is where memory comes in. In this course, you will explore perception and the major human senses and gain an understanding of memory, its structure and limitations.

What You Will Learn

  • The role of perception in interaction

  • The relationship between sensation and perception

  • Touch and haptics

  • Vision and hearing

  • Memory and how to design for it effectively

How does all of this fit with interaction design and user experience? The simple answer is that most of our understanding of human experience comes from our own experiences and just being ourselves. That might extend to people like us, but it gives us no real grasp of the whole range of human experience and abilities. By considering more closely how humans perceive and interact with our world, we can gain real insights into what designs will work for a broader audience: those younger or older than us, more or less capable, more or less skilled and so on.

“You can design for all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot design for all the people all the time.“
– William Hudson (with apologies to Abraham Lincoln)

While “design for all of the people all of the time” is an impossible goal, understanding how the human machine operates is essential to getting ever closer. And of course, building solutions for people with a wide range of abilities, including those with accessibility issues, involves knowing how and why some human faculties fail. As our course tutor, Professor Alan Dix, points out, this is not only a moral duty but, in most countries, also a legal obligation.

Portfolio Project

In the “Build Your Portfolio: Perception and Memory Project”, you’ll find a series of practical exercises that will give you first-hand experience in applying what we’ll cover. If you want to complete these optional exercises, you’ll create a series of case studies for your portfolio which you can show your future employer or freelance customers.

This in-depth, video-based course is created with the amazing Alan Dix, the co-author of the internationally best-selling textbook Human-Computer Interaction and a superstar in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Alan is currently a professor and Director of the Computational Foundry at Swansea University.

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Our clients: IBM, HP, Adobe, GE, Accenture, Allianz, Phillips, Deezer, Capgemin, Mcafee, SAP, Telenor, Cigna, British Parliment, State of New York

Is This Course Right for You?

This is a beginner-level course suitable for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike:

  • UX designers who want to gain in-depth theoretical knowledge to augment their experience

  • Project managers looking to understand how to build products that work intuitively

  • Software engineers who want a solid understanding of Human-Computer Interaction and how the human machine functions

  • Entrepreneurs looking to create well-designed products that stand out from the competition

  • Marketers who want to gain a deep understanding of customers

  • Newcomers to design who are considering making a switch to HCI or UX design

Courses by the Interaction Design Foundation are designed to contain comprehensive, evidence-based content, while ensuring that the learning curve is never too steep. All participants will have the opportunity to share ideas, seek help with tests, and enjoy the social aspects afforded by our open and friendly forum.

Learn and Work with a Global Team of Designers

You’ll join a global community and work together to improve your skills and career opportunities. Connect with helpful peers and make friends with like-minded individuals as you push deeper into the exciting and booming industry of design.

Lessons in This Course

  • Each week, one lesson becomes available.
  • There’s no time limit to finish a course. Lessons have no deadlines.
  • Estimated learning time: 9 hours 20 mins spread over 4 weeks .

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction

Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 53 mins.

Lesson 1: Welcome to Lesson 1 of Perception and Memory in HCI and UX!

Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 39 mins.

Lesson 2: How Vision and Hearing Work

Available anytime after Jul 18, 2023. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 8 mins.

Lesson 3: How Human Memory Works

Available anytime after Jul 25, 2023. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 40 mins.

Lesson 4: Course Certificate, Final Networking, and Course Wrap-up

Available once you start the course.

How It Works

  1. Control your learning.

    Lessons are self-paced so you’ll never be late for class or miss a deadline. Learning and life, hand in hand.

  2. Earn Course Certificates.

    Your answers are graded by experts, not machines. Get an industry-recognized Course Certificate to show you’ve put in the work.

  3. Advance your career.

    Grow your professional knowledge by watching Master Classes, networking within our UX community, and more.

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Perception and Memory in HCI and UX
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