Design Psychology

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design Psychology

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Psychology, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    DSND 111

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Students will address how designs affect our cognitive system. It will discuss state of the art theories and approaches for designing with affective states, behaviour, expectations and desires in mind. There will be a strong aesthetic and creative goal in mind through research and design projects.

    Learning Objectives:
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1: Investigate psychology topics in depth from a design perspective.
    2: Design with a specific intention to address people?s cognitive, behavioural or emotional systems.
    3: Assess people?s responses to a design.
    4: Report on design psychology research from a design perspective.
    5: Present their work effectively.

    Assignment 1-20%
    Assignment 2-65%

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