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02266 User Experience Engineering

Danish title: 

User Experience Engineering


Point (ECTS )


Course type:   

Advanced course
Taught under open university




Scope and form:

Lectures and project work

Duration of Course:

3 weeks

Type of assessment:



Mandatory Prerequisites:

Optional Prerequisites:

General course objectives:

The course objective is to enable the students to conceptualize novel prototype web and gesture interfaces as well as evaluating usability. Providing a basic introduction to the interaction design process, the core emphasis is on applying generic design patterns to build user interfaces and analyze their functionality based on user experience engineering.

Learning objectives:

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
  • Model interaction based on user behavior
  • Organize content based on information architecture
  • Derive design patterns based on the structure of the application
  • Combine design patterns into conceptual models
  • Develop conceptual models for design of web and gesture interfaces
  • Implement interfaces using high-level prototyping software
  • Plan and conduct a usability test of a design
  • Evaluate a design based on expert heuristics


The course introduces elements in user experience engineering focused on developing novel interfaces beyond traditional web interaction by incorporating aspects of touch screen and gesture interfaces. Course literature includes chapters from:

Designing Interfaces http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920000556
Designing Gestural Interfaces http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596518394


Technological Specialisation Course in Computer Science and Engineering as well as Digital Media Engineering.


Michael Kai Petersen, 321, 127, (+45) 4525 5227, mkp@imm.dtu.dk  
Jakob Eg Larsen, 321, 127, (+45) 4525 5227, jel@imm.dtu.dk  


02 Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling

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user experience, interaction design, usability
Last updated: June 27, 2011