To complement the videos and connect you also to the context of cycling experience, we now have some readings for you. The base readings are short and may be included in the quiz. The further readings are optional if you want to go deeper and will not be included in the quizzes. You can think of them as optional homework between class sessions (the modules). There will be both academic and non-academic readings.
Usability 101: Introduction to Usability
Jakob Nielsen, NN/g
The Definition of User Experience (UX)*
Don Norman and Jakob Nielsen, NN/g
*Watch 2 minute video on ‘the term “UX”‘ below the article too
Why human experience matters for cycling
Trey Hahn, Bicycle User Experience Blog
So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 2: Guiding Principles
Whitney Hess, Pleasure & Pain
User experience – A research agenda
Hassenzahl & Tractinsky, Behaviour & Information Technology, 2006
Note: this is a dense academic article. Read the 1st page for context on the field. Lightly read sections 2, 3, and 4, and relate them to Figure 1 in section 5. The main takeaway is the first two paragraphs of section 5- getting perspectives on what user experience is.
What Is Human Centred Design?
Joseph Giacomin, The Design Journal, 2014
Note: also a dense academic article. Focus on the first two sections: Design and Human Centred Design (especially Figure 6). If you have more time, also look at the section on Human Centred Design Tools.