Syllabus
Project
Research Paper


Class Schedule


Week Topics Readings Activity Due or Released
1
AUG 28


Course Overview


Introduction to UX

UX Life Cycle
Intro to Contextual Inquiry

Ch. 1, 2 Project teams, project startup
Project Description
2
SEP 4

Contextual Inquiry

Contextual Analysis
Ch 3, 4
Recruit five users for contextual inquiry and later usability testing
Project selection, set up team blog. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.

3
SEP 11

Design Requirements

Ch 5
Design Requirements template

Research paper
#1 Contextual Inquiry and Analysis. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.
4
SEP 18
Design Modeling
Ch 6

#2 WAAD Diagram and Requirements. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.

** Research paper proposal. Due: Last class meeting of the week.
5
SEP 25

Design Thinking

Conceptual Design

Design Production
Ch 7
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

Impossible Objects

Interactive Design Template
#3 Design Models. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.
6
OCT 2
Exam 1 (1st class meeting of the week)

Prototyping
Ch 8, 9, 11

#4 Conceptual and Intermediate Design. Due: 2nd class meeting of the week.
7
OCT 9
Evaluation Introduction

Cognitive Walkthrough
Ch 12, 13
Cognitive walkthrough worksheet Mid Term Team Peer Review (Graded). Due: Last class meeting of the week

8
OCT 16
Affordances

Design Guidelines
Ch 20,21,22
Cog. Walk. report. Due: 1st class meeting of the week

** Research paper (beta). Due: Last class meeting of the week
9
OCT 23

Heuristic Evaluation

Ch 22
See myCourses: "Ten Usability Heuristics"
Heuristic Testing Worksheet

Recruit five more users for usability testing
#5 Detailed Design. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.

10
OCT 30
Usability Testing

Ch 14, 15, 16

Test Plan Template

#6 Heuristic Evaluation Notes. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.

#7-1 High Fidelity Prototype (beta). Due: Last class meeting of the week.
11
NOV 6

Evaluation Analysis and Reporting

User Interface

Exam 2 (Last class meeting of the week)

Descriptive and Inferential Methods

Statistics Reference


Web Design , Small Screen Design , Responsive Design

Quantitative Data Analysis
#7-2 Test Plan. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.

Begin usability testing
12
NOV 13

Universal Usability
 

See myCourses:
accessibility links

Principles of Universal Design

#8-1 Raw Test Results, Consent Forms. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.
13
Nov 20

Guest Lecture

Happy Thanksgiving!

#8-2 Test Analysis Results Due: 1st class meeting of the week.
14
NOV 27


Internationalization


See myCourses:
Readings: Cultural factors + video

Non-Traditional Interfaces

** Research paper final submission. Due 2nd class meeting of the week.
15
DEC 4
Project Presentations


#9 Presentation, Final prototype, Final Team peer review (graded). Due: 1st day of the week.
16
DEC 11

Course reflection



The final exam (Sections 01 and 03): Monday, 12/18/2017, 8:00AM - 10:00AM GOL-2400