Tallinn, Estonia

Experimental Interaction Design

when 22 July 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 400

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 the 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.

The course consists of two weeks. During the first week, the students will work in the groups on a design of the low-fidelity prototypes for wearable devices that could be used for purpose of health and well-being improvement.

In the second week, students move to the hardware lab, where under the guidance of tutors they will implement their projects in forms of the high-fidelity prototypes using Arduino-based controllers Adafruit Flora, Gemma, different sensors, and actuators. The goal of the course is to create fully working wearable prototypes that can be used for evaluation.

Course leader

Vladimir Tomberg, PhD, Associate Preofessor of Interaction design and Senior Research Fellow in Tallinn University;

Tanel Toova, an ICT engineer and a system administrator in the School for Digital Technologies at Tallinn University.

Target group

This course targets all sorts of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) and non-ICT professionals and higher education students (Master’s, PhD) 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.

Course aim

The main goal of the course is to empower people to shape their digital environment thus providing a new level of digital literacy.

Credits info

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

Fee info

EUR 400: Early-Bird Course Fee until 31 March 2024.

NB! Accommodation, cultural programme and meals are not included in the price.
EUR 450: Regular Course Fee after 31 March 2024.

NB! Accommodation, cultural programme and meals are not included in the price.