Interview Methods

This course will provide the both practical knowledge and theoretical/methodological background to enable students to thoughtfully engage with users through individual and group-based interviews, and to analyze and understand those dialogues.

The course will combine scholarly research from the social sciences and from the design world to build understanding and afford students opportunities to think critically about the interview process. Practice will help students hone their interview and analysis skills.

Learning Objectives
Build an understanding of the methods involved in interviewing for design research and how to strengthen their individual interview practices.

Learning Outcomes
Students completing this course will be able to:

  • Identify situations in which individual or group-based interviews will help them in the research and design process
  • Design interview guides, conduct interviews, transcribe, and analyze interviews
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User Research
Stimulus in Design Research Behavioral Economics Online Research Methods Principles and Methods of User Research Coding and Analysis Co-Design and Participatory Research Methods Survey Methods Cultural Probes Experience Modeling Interview Methods Research Photography Research Planning & Execution