I think the easiest way to get to know the course is through the kinds of projects I typically ask students to do. You can find a sample of them below.
Visit nearby transit stations to observe how users purchase tickets in context, then take your findings to make suggestions for how to improve the interface of the ticket machines.
Design a single-function “utility” app based on open-ended generative research.
Propose a new mobile app designed to support building (or breaking) a habit. Based on user research, you’ll identify an opportunity for an app to improve people’s day-to-day lives.
Add a new feature to an existing product, as seamlessly as possible.
Design a new app to be launched on both Android and iOS.
Design a new travel booking app to be launched on both Android and iOS.
Design an editorial website, for a magazine or newspaper of your choosing.
Design a responsive website for a small business of your choosing.
Find an opportunity to replace a spreadsheet workflow with a tailored product to be launched as a desktop web app.
Design a desktop web app for companies to use internally for their onboarding process.
Design a digital product based on a briefing from a real company.