Knowledge media are systems incorporating computer and communications technology that enhance human thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and learning. This course explores the research methods that are used in innovative and human-centered design. It demonstrates the use of those research methods in knowledge media design in areas such as communication, collaboration, and learning. The course will provide a foundation for other KMD courses and includes topics in requirements analysis, user research, and human-centered design. The course will also discuss issues in relation to knowledge media design, including social implications of knowledge media; examples and applications of knowledge media; and examples of design thinking.
Note: Prior to September 2015 this course was known as Knowledge Media Design: Fundamental Concepts.