Focus, Structure, Reflection! Integrating User-Centred Design and Design Sprint

Virpi Roto*, Marta Larusdottir, Andrés Lucero, Jan Stage, Ilja Šmorgun


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Google Design Sprint (GDS) is becoming a valued tool for interaction design practitioners today. Although GDS has some similarities to User-Centred Design (UCD), it does not study user needs before generating solutions. On the other hand, UCD provides little guidance on producing design solutions. We saw the two processes would nicely complement each other. This paper reports development of an intensive two-week interaction design course where UCD was combined with GDS. The feedback from 22 higher education students indicates how UCD helped them to keep the focus on the important things, and how the detailed structure of GDS process guided them fast forward. In the fast-paced Design Sprint, students need dedicated time for reflection. The contributions of this work include the course structure for teaching a User-Centred Design Sprint process, student feedback on the new process, and recommendations for teaching such a course.

TitelHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2021 : 18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Bari, Italy, August 30 – September 3, 2021, Proceedings, Part II
RedaktørerCarmelo Ardito, Rosa Lanzilotti, Alessio Malizia, Alessio Malizia, Helen Petrie, Antonio Piccinno, Giuseppe Desolda, Kori Inkpen
Antal sider20
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-85615-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-85616-8
StatusUdgivet - 2021
Begivenhed18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2021 - Virtual, Online
Varighed: 30 aug. 20213 sep. 2021


Konference18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2021
ByVirtual, Online
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Vol/bind12933 LNCS

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. We thank Nordplus for funding the series of courses, and the students for the permission to use the course feedback data for this publication. The first author was supported by Business Finland grant 81/31/2020.

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