Introducing students to different perspectives and roles in the development process allows them to engage in the work of cross-disciplinary diverse teams and even can enable them to change roles in designer-developer interactions. Industry work often places recent graduates in preexisting polarized relationship dynamics between different participants in the design and development process. This paper describes a two-stage attempt at co-alignment of software engineering and user-centered design courses: from full alignment with topic intersections and joint project to partial alignment through separate activities. We discuss challenges of both ways including time or technical constraints, increased effort from the program developers and instructors, students' and instructors' frustrations. We finalize by describing benefits of providing students with early experience identifying trade-offs between design requirements and architecture and opportunities for diverse group with different background in computer science.
|Title of host publication||SIGCSE 2023 - Proceedings of the 54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
|Event||54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2023 - Toronto, Canada|
Duration: 15 Mar 2023 → 18 Mar 2023
|Name||SIGCSE 2023 - Proceedings of the 54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education|
|Conference||54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2023|
|Period||15/03/23 → 18/03/23|
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- information systems
- user-centered design