Course - Prototyping Tangible User Experiences - TPD4126
TPD4126 - Prototyping Tangible User Experiences
Examination arrangement: Work
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The course gives an introduction to how to create interactive products and user experiences with technology, microprocessors, sensors, and output units. The course has the following content:
- Basic concepts about software and hardware
- Open source and open content
- Development cycles of prototyping and evaluation
- Methods about how to put together hardware components such as microprocessors, sensors, and output units
- How to program interactive behavior
- Basic evaluation procedures grounded on both aesthetic appreciation and technical quality
- Basic programming in Arduino
- Descriptions about interactive user experiences
- Can make products interactive with hardware such as microprocessors, sensor, digital output units, and code
- Can make the next generation of interactive user experiences
- Can put together hardware such as microprocessors, sensors, and digital output units.
- Can retrieve data from sensors and digital output units
- Can make products interactive with microprocessors, sensors, digital output units, and code.
- Can use open source code and open access content
- Can collaborate on the production of good code
- Can make better interactive products using an iterative design process with prototyping and user testing
Learning methods and activities
There will be a combination of lectures and project work. The students will have to complete individual assignments and a group based project. The individual work is mandatory and consist of the implementation and presentation of an assignment given by the teacher. The group based project is a relatively open assignment where the students shall apply a classic iterative design process with the following phases:
- User studies
- Idea and concept development
- Usability testing
The final product will be exhibited and presented. In addition, the students will submit the code, a video, and a final report describing the process and solution. The workload for the group project will be 70% of the entire workload. Students will be encouraged to submit their group projects to local, national and international art, design and technology competitions. The individual assignments have to be passed. The group-based project will be graded. The mark will count 100%.
Further on evaluation
Retake of the course will require new participation/deliverables in all activities. Retake of the examination can be done in the following semester
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)
Recommended previous knowledge
Limited to students of Industrial Design Engineering.
Required previous knowledge
TDT4110 - Information Technology, Introduction
All necessary course materials will be available on NTNU's learning management system. All necessary hardware will be available to students during the course.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2022
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Computer Systems
Examination arrangement: Work
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- Spring ORD Work 100/100 INSPERA
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"