DTU skills training on ‘Tool Criticism’
15 March, 2018 (DHH-ST-06)
Dr. Vincent Koenig, Dr. Carine Lallemand (University of Luxembourg)
The ever-growing trend for digital tools is confronting PhD candidates with new challenges when it comes to designing or evaluating technologies and underlying services. The “tool criticism” training offers a critical and reflexive approach to digital tools, to the interaction with those tools and to the experiences they provide. Methods from the field of Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) allow for tools and experiences responding to user needs rather than having users adapt and fall for the technology supremacy fallacy. This one-day course is part of a series of courses on user experience design and evaluation methods (“An introduction to user experience design and evaluation methods”). During this precise session, the focus will be on evaluation of tools against intended usability and experiences, based on empirical data, so as to support the process of design & redesign or of choosing among existing tools. While the students joining this one-day course will learn about evaluation aspects as described above, the user research and ideation aspects are dealt with in other sessions that are only covered in the larger series of courses.