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Design Onboarding

Do you know how to conceptualize the design process? Have you heard about ‘conversations with the materials of design’ and ‘framing and re-framing' a design problem? And have you practically and theoretically worked with interviews, idea generation, storyboarding, sketching, prototyping and design evaluation? If not, the 2-day workshop will make you familiar with the basic methods and theories in digital design. It will consist of several lectures a day combined with brief exercises in-between to practice the theory. You will run through a very short design process and will get a taste of the variety of activities involved when doing design together with your fellow students.

Design Workshop

The workshop takes place at ITU on 15th and 16th August 2024 from 09.00 - 15.00. It's a good way to get introduced to design concepts and meet some of your new fellow students in a relaxed manner. You can find the programme here.

So that we know who to expect and be able to plan accordingly, please register your attendance here before 8th August.

In preparation for the workshop and design courses in general, we suggest the following two textbooks,

1. The book ‘Sketching User Experiences’ denotes an attitude towards design that fundamentally is about acts of converging and diverging, and the role of externalizing design ideas within.
     * Buxton, Bill: Sketching User Experiences. Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition (April 11, 2007). 

2. The book ‘Designing for Interaction’ is a short introduction to some of the basic concepts that are part of a design process.
     * Saffer, Dan: Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (Voices That Matter). 2nd Edition.