2023 Advanced Design of Interactive Systems


Wendy E. Mackay, Inria & Université Paris-Saclay
Janin Koch, Inria & Université Paris-Saclay

M1, M2, PhD

Advanced Design of Interactive Systems builds upon the Introductory Design course, but emphasizes selecing and creating design methods within a participatory design process.


The Intro DOIT course is a prerequisite for the Advanced DOIT course. The former values speed and effective collaboration, while providing a quick overview of a complete set of interaction design methods. The latter builds upon the techniques in the introductory course, but emphasizes participatory design to actively involve users throughout the design process.

Grading is based on your ability to identify key design problems from the user's perspective and your creativity in generating a solution inspired by design principles, especially co-adaptation and instrumental interaction.

The class will be divided into groups of three or four. You will be asked to create a novel interactive system that is designed to support an activity for your peers related to sports, creative activities or cultural activities.

As in the Intro DOIT course, you will be asked to find out as much as you can about the problems users currently face, and then design and video prototype an original solution that addresses their needs. You will also run a participatory design workshop with users and revise it based on the results of a generative walkthrough.

Each group will present their final project on Wednesday, 22 February, 2023.


Course Schedule

Time: Wednesday mornings, from 9:30 - 12:30
Room: PUIO E105
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11 Jan
Lecture Introduction
Exercises: Quiz, Choose groups
Homework: Story interviews

18 Jan
Lecture: Theme and Variations
Exercises: Concept development
Homework: Initial design

25 Jan
Lecture: Participatory design methods
Exercises: Concept development
Homework: Additional design

01 Feb
Exercises: Participatory Design Workshops
Homework: Storyboard

08 Feb
Lecture: Generative Walkthroughs
Excercises: Video prototyping, Generative walkthroughs
Homework: Revised concept

15 Feb
Lecture: Redesign
Exercises: Video prototyping
Homework: Poster, Presentation

22 Feb Final presentations


Workspace & group reports