Design for Thought and Emotion

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How This Course Will Help Your Career

Interactive systems are more than just functional. If we hope to engage more effectively with our users, user experience is crucial. To create successful user experiences, we need to know how humans think and feel.

But there is more to thought than just rational, conscious deliberation. Many of our decisions and feelings are based on complex subconscious processes. And not everyone thinks in precisely the same way. There are differences in the levels of multi-tasking people might be comfortable with, or for example, the extent to which their learning styles are visual versus aural, kinesthetic and so on. As designers, it will also help us to understand human error and how emotion affects our interactions.

What You Will Learn

  • Thinking and action

  • Human error

  • Thought in the world

  • Experience and emotion

  • Hierarchy of needs

  • Emotion in technology

  • Theories of emotion, motivation and experience

  • Transforming experience

  • Extended episodic experience

Throughout the course, the well-respected author and professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Alan Dix, will give valuable insights into the basics of thought and emotion. He will also touch on how these factors influence us as designers of interactive systems.

Portfolio Project

In the “Build Your Portfolio: Thought and Emotion 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.

Gain an Industry-Recognized UX Course Certificate

Use your industry-recognized Course Certificate on your resume, CV, LinkedIn profile or your website.

Gain an Industry-Recognized UX Course Certificate

Use your industry-recognized Course Certificate on your resume, CV, LinkedIn profile or your website.

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Our courses and Course Certificates are trusted by these industry leaders:

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: 10 hours 9 mins spread over 5 weeks .

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction

Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour 17 mins.

Lesson 1: Welcome to Lesson 1 of Design for Thought and Emotion

Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 7 mins.

Lesson 2: Emotion and Experience

Available anytime after Mar 18, 2024. Estimated time to complete: 4 hours 1 min.

Lesson 3: Experience and Enchantment

Available anytime after Mar 25, 2024. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 43 mins.

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

Available anytime after Apr 01, 2024.

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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Design for Thought and Emotion
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Design for Thought and Emotion
11 days 14 hrs 23 mins 48 secs