Building Common Ground: Applying Mutual Learning in the UI/UX Education

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Abstract

The spreading of information and communication technology and mobile applications in our everyday contexts retrieve attention to UI/UX design. The education field attempted to train qualified UI/UX professionals to address the job market. However, there is a visible gap between the requirements of education and of professionalization in the job market. The interdisciplinary collaboration and communication with other team members from different fields play a cortical role in UI/UX education. To address the needs, we apply the concept of mutual learning in participatory design practices to design a UI/UX curriculum to enhance students’ capacity in interdisciplinary collaboration. We conduct a pilot study to test the mutual learning course design in a joint course of graduate students from industrial design and computer science fields. Students were teamed up for a design project. In the class, they helped their teammates from different fields learn their domain knowledge and the thinking model of problem-solving. At the end of the course, we conducted interviews of twelve students in the course and collected their feedback on the mutual learning course design. The results showed that mutual learning benefited interdisciplinary communication and enabled the students to empathize with their team members of professions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods and Tools - Thematic Area, HCI 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages66-76
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030784614
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Jul 242021 Jul 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12762 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21-07-2421-07-29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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