Principles of User Experience for the Physical and Digital World – DSGN 625

CG • Section 8WK • 02/18/2020 to 12/31/2120 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

The investigation of User Experience principles as applied to digital and physical experiences in a variety of contexts.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Understanding how users interact with the physical and digital world is essential for individuals planning to enter the fields of user experience, innovation, and design thinking.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (8)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. At least one biblical reference must be included in each thread. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 75 words.

The student will write a three-part assessment of approximately 600 words in current MLA format that analyzes the weekly assigned readings from a Summary / Micro / Macro Analysis.

The student will thoroughly describe an app that exemplifies principles of user experience for the physical and digital world. The case study will effectively analyze the app's strengths and weaknesses and provide concrete recommendations for improvement. The student’s analysis must demonstrate a deep understanding of user experience principles. Each case study must be between 12 - 14 pages in length and use current MLA format.

The student will build a narrated PowerPoint presentation that professionally represents the case study in a thorough yet more condensed manner. Each presentation should be between 6 - 10 minutes in length and use current MLA format.