Introduction to human-centered design

5 credits

Who is this course for?​

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of our time’s most impactful technologies, with far-reaching effects on individuals, organizations, society, and the planet. However, in order to create positive societal change using AI technology it is not enough to focus on the technical aspects of data and algorithms. A human-centered design perspective is needed to fully understand and design for human experience, business impact, and ethical perspective

This course introduces a human-centered design perspective where different AI technologies is viewed as a design material that affect user experience and business.

You are most likely a designer, innovator, or product manager that work with digital services and products. 

What will you learn from this course?

Even if you are a seasoned designer or senior product and service developer, you will learn how human-centered design principles play out when using AI-powered technology to create adaptive, autonomous, and agentive services. You will also learn to critically analyze how a human-centered design process can be affected by AI technologies.

The course material contains the latest academic research and practical experiences from AI, human-computer interaction, and service innovation.

What is the format of this course?

This course is primarily self-paced and based on a selection of video lectures and other resources such as podcasts, articles, and books. Students and teachers will meet in online forums to discuss course content.

Instruction Type: This course is primarily self-paced and based on a selection of video lectures and other resources such as podcasts, articles, and books. Students and teachers will meet in online forums to discuss course content.

Frequency: This course is primarily self-paced and runs for 10 weeks, with 3 scheduled real-time sessions that can be attended remote.

Examination: The course is worth 5 credits and you will hand in three (2 + 2 + 1 credits) written assignments for examination during the course.