2nd Winter School on User Experience Design
December 13 - December 17
IIIT Hyderabad

Winter School on User Experience Design is a crash course on the vast topic of Human-Computer Interaction with a practical lens of learning how to build useful, usable, and desirable interfaces. You will learn and practice skills, apply them to your projects, and also hear from the experts in the field from industry and academia. The workshop will culminate in a half-day exhibition of your projects from which our esteemed jury members will pick the best. Come join us for a fun-filled one week!


  1. Demystifying User Experience, Interaction Design, and HCI
  2. Types of Interfaces: Mobile, Web, Wearable, Virtual Reality
  3. User Centered Design (UCD) Process
  4. Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
    • Interviews
    • Field Observations
    • Cognitive Walkthrough
    • A/B Testing
    • Usability Testing
  5. Contextual Inquiry
  6. Brainstorming and bodystorming
  7. Rapid Prototyping: Paper, Video, Corrugated sheets
  8. Information Architecture
  9. Case studies
  10. Emotional design

Tentative Schedule

Introduction Research Prototype Evaluate Showcase
Thu/13 Dec Fri/14 Dec Sat/15 Dec Sun/16 Dec Mon/17 Dec
9:00-9:30 Registration Review
9:30-11:00 Ice breaker, introduction, workshop overview What is UCD process? What are other processes? Ideation. What is it? How do you do it? Practice of ideation techniques. Brainstorming, moodboards Evaluating your prototype. Why? Metrics. Project work
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 What is UX Design? Types of interfaces. How does UXD relate to types of interfaces? Requirement Gathering: Interview, Survey, Observations Prototyping. Low/hi, software/hardware, look feel/work like Evaluation techniques. Quantitative and qualitative. Project work
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Review of good and bad designs Field trip to Ikea, Inorbit H/W Prototyping Lookback tutorial Showcase
Recent trends and happenings in HCI; Whirlwind tour of different research groups, academic conferences, and organizations in the space of HCI Sketching to Wireframing to Interactive Prototyping Tutorials (Piyush and Bhavna)
16:00-16:30 Break Break
16:30-18:00 Case studies, 1 min project idea pitches, project signup, group formation Analyzing collected data for insights. Personas, Use cases, Themes Project Work
Homework Read: https://goo.gl/YKzPCf Teams evaluate prototype with 5 people. Analyze data to identify shortcomings and strengths of your prototype. Priortize and plan future steps. Post on #WS18UXD



Dr. Aman Parnami

Assistant Professor, IIIT Delhi

Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru "PK"

Associate Professor, IIIT {Delhi, Hyderabad}


Vani Sivasankar

IIIT Delhi

Bhavna Nagpal

IIIT Delhi

Piyush Kumar

IIIT Delhi


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Steps to Register (Please complete all the steps).

  1. Please read the Fee Details table (Table 1) below and calculate the payment you need to make.
  2. For instance if you are a girl student and need hostel for two days, your charge would be Rs. 7,080 + Rs. 400 * 2 = 7,880
  3. Transfer the money by using the details in Bank Details Table (Table 2).
  4. Fill the form (Form 1) once the payment is done.

Table 1. Fee Details

    Type Details Fee
    Registration Academics (Students, Faculty, Researchers) Rs. 6,000 + 18% GST (7,080)
    Registration Industry and Others Rs. 10,000 + 18% GST (11,800)
    Hostel Shared room for Girls with attached bath (Parijat Nivas) Rs. 400/- per day
    Hostel Shared room for Boys (Palash Nivas Ext Block) Rs. 300/- per day
    Executive Rooms For Industry and Others (Kadamb Nivas) Rs. 400/- per day

    *Choice of room picked cannot be guaranteed -- will be subject to availability.

Table 2. To Pay please use the following details to transfer fund to IIIT Hyderabad Through Wire

Name Details
Name of the Bank Axis Bank Ltd
Address of the Bank G Pulla Reddy Building, Main Road, Begumpet, Hyd-16
Account Name International Institute of Information Technology,Hyderabad
Account Number 008010101074084
Account Type (current, SB, Cash Credit) Savings Bank Account
Branch name Begumpet, Hyd
MICR Code (9 digit numeric) of the Branch 500211002
Branch code 000008


IIIT Hyderabad
International Institute of Information Technology
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 032
Telangana, INDIA
Phone : +91-40-6653 1000
Fax : +91-40-6653 1413


Q1. Do I need to be an Engineering college student to attend this Winter School?
Ans. No, not necessarily. You can be a student in Arts, Science, Professional courses, or a professional working in the industry to participate in the Winter School.

Q2. Is it necessary to stay in the Hostel?
Ans. The program is planned from 8am to 8pm, so if you can manage staying outside the campus and not miss any of the fun, you can avoid taking the hostel.

Q3. Will we get a registration confirmation?
Ans. Yes, once you pay the fees, we will confirm the same and send you a confirmation email. We will do this in bulk, so, please give us at least 15 days for the confirmation email to come to you after the registration.

Q4. Will we get a participation certificate?
Ans. Yes, every participant will get a certificate of completion and a Winter School T-shirt. Selected teams will also get cool prizes.