User Centered Design (UCD) 2016/17

Welcome to the main page of the course of User Centered Design. Here you will find news about the course and the course-work assignments. Note that this is a living document so check regularly for updates.


  • [UPDATE 22/02/2017] We setup a google drive shared folder for posting yours reports, interview data, photo, prototypes, video prototypes. UCD Report Folder Please send us the report also by email.
  • [UPDATE 28/02/2017] EMAIL YOUR GROUP EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO MARK MUSHIBA BY MONDAY, 06 MARCH 12:00 PM CET. Please note that we will not accept any groups formed after the deadline. In addition to sending your expression of interest, also add your group information to groups google sheet.
  • [UPDATE 22/04/2017] Individual submission deadline is 28 June 2017. See Evaluation criteria document for details on the individual submission.
  • [UPDATE 06/06/2017] FINAL GROUP PROJECT PRESENTATIONS to be held 26 June 2017, 11:00 to 13:00.



  • Assignment 1: read the paper on “Interaction, Usability and Aesthetics” and identify the different concepts of usability the paper deals with, note the relationships drawn between usability and aesthetics. You are open to critique aspects of the paper related to research design and evaluation. We will discuss the paper on Tuesday, 28th February.
  • Assignment 2: Prepare table of quality metrics for your project along with a PACT analysis document. Submit documents in share 'reports' folder. Due 14 March 2017.


Evaluation criteria


Mark Mushiba:
Prof. Antonella De Angeli: