ECTS - User Experience Focused Design

User Experience Focused Design (EUT455) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
User Experience Focused Design EUT455 1 2 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ezgi İlhan
  • Instructor Evren Akar
Course Assistants
Course Objectives
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • Kullanıcı deneyimi odaklı tasarıma ilişkin uzmanlık konularını öğrenir.
  • • Bilişsel süreçler, kullanıcı araştırmaları, etkileşim tasarımı ve grafik kullanıcı arayüzü konularında fikir sahibi olur.
  • • Kullanılabilirlik ve kullanışlılık terimleriyle ilgili beyin fırtınası yapma şansı bulur, kullanılabilirlik testlerinin örnekleriyle tanışır.
  • • İhtiyaca yönelik ekran ve kontrol tercihlerini belirleme becerisini geliştirir.
  • • Kullanıcı deneyimi odaklı prototip araçları ile tanışır ve uygulama yaparak deneyim kazanma fırsatı bulur.
Course Content Gaining a theoretical background and understanding of user experience design-related methodology and tools to identify a design problem and solve it by hands-on experience in conducting an experience design project by applying the introduced methods and tools.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation


Course Book 1. • Nielsen, J. (2001). Usability Engineering. AP Professional: CA.
2. • Branaghan, R. J., & Lafko, S. (2019). Cognitive ergonomics. In Clinical Engineering Handbook, Second Edition (pp. 847-851). Elsevier.
3. • Bennett, K.B., Nagy, A.L., Flach, J.M. (1997). Visual displays, Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Ed. By Gavriel Salvendy, John Wiley and Sons, NY, pp. 659-697.
4. • Bridger R.S. (2018). Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics. (Fourth Edition). London:Taylor & Francis.
5. • Buxton, B. (2007). Sketching User Experiences - Getting the design right and the right design. Morgan Kaufmann: CA.
6. • Lindsay, P. H., & Norman, D. A. (1972). Human Information Processing: An Introduction to Psychology. New York: Academic Press.
7. • Kumar, R. (2005). Human Computer Interaction, Firewall Media.
8. • Norman D.A. (1988). The Design of Everyday Things. Currency Doubleday: NewYork.
9. • Preece J., Sharp, H., Rogers, Y. (2015). Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 4th edition, Wiley.
10. • Sherekar, S. M. (2016). The Computer Science with HCI, Journal of Computer Engineering, 52-54, e-ISSN: 2278-0661, p-ISSN: 2278-8727
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Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the ability to reflect the multidimensional knowledge obtained regarding the field to the academic environment.
2 Has the knowledge and understanding regarding the necessary intellectual, discursive, scientific, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historical and cultural background for the field.
3 Has the knowledge and understanding in the economic, environmental, social areas and regarding the sustainability principles and standards in the field of Industrial Design.
4 Has the knowledge of legal framework and standards regarding the field.
5 Has the knowledge and understanding on the corporate and ethical values regarding the field.
6 Has the ability to develop concepts and reflect the theory to practice, develop alternative design solutions and carry out the project process independently from the conceptual stage to the implemenetation.
7 Has the ability to identify the necessary research in the field, use the correct research methods and techniques and interpret the results.
8 Has the ability to use the effective drawing, written and visual presentation techniques and tools in the studies regarding the field.
9 Has the self-confidence and competence to take individual and collective responsibility in the interdisciplinary studies.
10 Learns the knowledge and abilities in the field by evaluating them with a critical approach and through generating antithesis and synthesis.
11 Act with the awareness of lifelong learning. Has the necessary motivation and learning skills for this.
12 Follows the developments in the field through using a foreign language at least at European Language Portfolio B1 level and communicates effectively with the colleagues.
13 Uses the computer software at least at the advanced level of European Computer Driving Licence and uses the information technologies required in the field interactively.
14 Uses his/her knowledge and skills in a professional manner, in the light of ethical principles, in accordance with the professional rules and standards and legal frameworks and considering their social, environmental and ethical consequences.
15 With the knowledge of human values, the student is respectful to the human rights and social and cultural rights. Shows the necessary sensitivity for the protection of the natural environment and cultural heritage; acts with the awareness of social responsibility and social justice.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 2 2
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 5 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 75