Monsoon Course on HCI 2023

IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay announces a 15-day course on human-computer interaction design from May 31 to June 14, 2023. The course is meant for working professionals and serves as an exposure to user studies, interaction design, design evaluation and related topics. This will be a synchronous, full time course delivered in-person mode.


May 31 to June 14, 2023


9:15 am – 5:45 pm


Conference Room, Jalvihar Guest House

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you are:

HCI stands for human-computer interaction. The Monsoon Course on HCI has two goals. Firstly, it gives participants an exposure to issues, theories, principles and concerns relating to human interaction with interactive products. Secondly, it provides participants hands-on practice with the process and the techniques related to user studies, interaction design and design evaluation. After attending the course, participants should be able to conceptualise, design and evaluate interactive products. Those who are already involved in these activities should be able to improve the quality of their work, and should understand the theory behind what they do. Those responsible for the process should be able to make the process in their organizations more user-centered. For more details about the course, please see the FAQs.

Contents and Schedule

The course will run from May 31, 2023 (Wednesday 1) to June 14, 2023 (Wednesday 3). Here are the currently planned contents. More contents might be added closer to the date.




Wednesday 1

Introduction and startup
Contextual interviews

Practice a contextual interview
Analysis and tips
Plan and conduct interview 1


Work models
Interpreting interviews

Interpret interview 1
Conduct interview 2


Consolidation using affinity
Other user studies methods
Case studies, learning from the field

Interpret interview 2
Conduct interview 3


Conduct and interpret interviews


Conduct and interpret interviews (optional)

Begin the affinity


Layers of user experience
Conceptual models
User models

Finish the affinity
Presentation 1: Findings from user studies


User experience goals

Interaction design scenarios
Build personas and scenarios

Wednesday 2

Patterns, guidelines and standards
Heuristics and principles of human-computer interaction

Build personas and scenarios
Interaction design case studies


Detail out the interfaces

Prototype the design
Build a presentation of the design


Design evaluation

Presentation 2: Personas, scenarios, interfaces
Plan evaluations


Plan and do evaluations


Do evaluations (optional)


Design process
Integrating HCI with software engineering
Institutionalising HCI - the challenges in India

Do evaluations


Integrating HCI methods in your work
User experience metrics


Wednesday 3

Presentation 3: Findings from evaluations, final design

Feedback, Lessons learnt, Wrap up



Industry participants

Faculty members* and government organisations

Full time students#

International participants


₹ 1,52,000

₹ 76,000

₹ 76,000

₹ 4,56,000

* Only faculty members who are involved with teaching design, HCI or related topics in an educational institute full-time can avail these reduced fees. Visiting or part-time faculty members, those teaching in the industry, freelancers, and those working in the industry need to pay the industry fees.

# Only students who are enrolled in an educational institute for full-time studies can avail these reduced fees. Freelancers, part-time students and those working in the industry need to pay the industry fees.

The fees include the course materials, which will be distributed digitally. The fees are inclusive of 18% GST. Please note that TDS need not be deducted towards payments made to IIT Bombay. A certificate to this effect is available on request.


Before you register, please have handy a scanned copy of your photo-id (e.g. Adhaar card). To register, please follow the following steps:

The above process is demonstrated in this Youtube video (that version is a bit older, but still gives an overview). In case you face any problems, please write to anirudha{at the rate}

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations, please write to anirudha{at the rate} If you cancel till April 30, 2023, IIT Bombay will refund 80% of the fees paid (minus GST). If you cancel by May 15, 2023, IIT Bombay will refund 60% of the fees paid (minus GST). There will be no refunds thereafter. However, participant exchange will be allowed till May 28, 2023. In case Covid19 restrictions are imposed in Mumbai / IIT Bombay campus during the course, the course will run in a fully virtual mode for all participants. In either case, refunds due to cancellations are not possible after May 15, 2023.

Certificate of Completion (new)
Please refer to the Certification section of the FAQs for more details on certification.

Shared accomodation is available in an IIT Bombay guest house for a limited number of participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Accommodation costs are not included in the course fees. Please refer to the Guest House section of the FAQs for more details on guest house accommodation in IIT Bombay.