5609676: C19 Human-Centred Design

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Semester:WS 23/24
Lektionen / Semester:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Selbststudium:67.5 h



Masterstudium Wirtschaftsinformatik (01.09.2019)



Human-Centred Design is an approach that places people at the core of every decision point throughout the design process. Identifying, understanding and fulfilling people’s needs, desires, wishes, and goals are imperative in human-centred design. The approach is relevant to any design endeavour that aims to deliver useful products, services, and combinations of both to people as the end-users. The same applies to the design of software, mobile applications, collaboration platforms, and other information systems.

This course is designed with Information Systems students’ needs and goals in mind. Students are guided through their journey in understanding the basics of human cognition and human behaviour that are relevant to the design of information systems. They also learn several methods of human-centred design that are applicable in their projects.


After successful completion of the course, students will:

  • understand the basics of human cognition and human behaviour that are relevant to the design of information systems
  • understand different human-centred design methods
  • be able to apply the understanding and the design methods into their own design projects or illustrative cases



  • The module involves interactive lectures with exercises to integrate theoretical knowledge with critical analysis skills.
  • The e-learning platform Moodle is used throughout the course to disseminate course material and for information and discussion.
  • Case studies are used to discuss the course contents.
  • Contemporary scientific publications from Information Systems and Human-Centred Design are discussed in class.


Compulsory reading:

  • Papers and case-study materials are provided.


Written exam (60min)