UX Modelling in Design Education: Methods, Processes and Examples

Gülşen Töre-Yargın*, Aslı Günay, Sedef Süner

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This paper presents user experience (UX) modelling as an educational goal, outlining and grounding on the growing need for trained UX professionals and opportunities for expanding design expertise in this direction; and emphasises the importance of developing a sustained teaching agenda to address the requirements of the contemporary professional practice. After an overview of use and types of models in UX, we offer UX modelling as a teaching tool to equip design students with the theoretical and applied knowledge and skills relevant in user experience research (UXR) and design process. From this point of view, we demonstrate how we utilised UX modelling in graduate level industrial design education and illustrate examples from student works. We discuss applications of this approach by offering the use of modelling as a tool for analysing and communicating user experiences, as well as an apparatus to shape the process of transferring user insights into design implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DRS Learn X Design 2019
Subtitle of host publicationInsider Knowledge
EditorsNaz A.G.Z. Börekçi, Dalsu Özgen Koçyıldırım, Fatma Korkut, Derek Jones
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-912294-00-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event5th DRS Learn X Design International Conference for Design Education Researchers 2019 - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 9 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
Conference number: 5


Conference5th DRS Learn X Design International Conference for Design Education Researchers 2019
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  • Design education
  • Industrial design
  • User research
  • UX modelling
  • User experience


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