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1st July 2024 to 20th July 2024 (2 credits)

Designing Interfaces

About the Program

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to User Interface Design, providing a deep dive into the creation of engaging and functional interfaces for screens and devices. We'll start by exploring how to design with the user in mind, identifying their needs and addressing specific problems. The curriculum is divided into several modules, each focusing on a key aspect of UI design. These include organizing content, mastering various navigation patterns and wayfinding techniques, arranging screen layouts, and understanding the principles of visual style and aesthetics. Additionally, practical skills in prototyping with Figma and the basics of user testing will be covered.

While this foundation course emphasizes the intricacies of interface creation rather than the broader design process, it remains highly interactive and hands-on. Students will gain proficiency in tools like Figma and various generative AI technologies, equipping them to craft compelling user interfaces.

Course Objectives

  • Explore User-Centric Design Approaches: Learn the principles of user-centric design, emphasizing the importance of understanding user needs and behaviors in creating effective interfaces.
  • Effective Content Organization and Navigation: Learn organizing digital content, developing intuitive navigation systems, and applying wayfinding techniques to enhance user experience.
  • Skills in Visual Design and Aesthetics: Learn the fundamentals of visual style, layout, and aesthetics, to create visually appealing and functional user interfaces.
  • Prototyping and User Testing Techniques: Learn the use of prototyping tools like Figma and the basics of user testing, to refine user interfaces effectively.
  • Generative AI Tools in Design Processes: Familiarity with the application of generative AI technologies in interface design, fostering innovation and efficiency in design approaches.


Prof. Mritunjay Kumar

Assistant Professor - Design
Department of Design, Art & Performance

Prof. Mritunjay Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Design at FLAME University. He completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in the field of design. He has completed his M.Des in Human-Computer Interaction from the Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and his B.Des in Knitwear Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology Chennai.

Prof. Mritunjay’s dissertation focused on capturing the dynamics of emotions at different stages of the creative process using facial expression analysis and support vector machines.

Prof. Mritunjay has over ten years of experience in design, research, and academia. Prior to joining FLAME, he worked with the Science and Technology Council of the Government of Uttar Pradesh on the Science Bus (Vigyan Bus) project, where the bus (on wheels) visits several schools in remote areas and students can experience pre-installed science models, projects, apparatus, and labs. He has also been associated with the Aalto Design Factory in Finland, where he worked on developing wearable shoe insoles (Buzzway) that offer hands-free navigation by vibrating the respective foot using sensors to offer directional cues without looking at the mobile phone screens.

Prof. Mritunjay has also worked with Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development, Govt. of Jharkhand, in uplifting the languishing crafts at several clusters in Jharkhand. He has also been an empaneled designer with the Development Comissioner of Handicrafts, Govt. of India.

His research interests are Experience Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Design for Emotions, Creative Thinking, Design for Behavior Change, Visual Communication and Machine Learning for Design.