Syllabus
Project
Research Paper


Class Schedule


Week Topics Readings Activity Due or Released
1
Aug 27 - Aug 31


Course Overview


Introduction to UX

UX Life Cycle
Intro to Contextual Inquiry

Ch. 1, 2 Project teams, project startup
Project Description: see myCourses for the Google spreadsheet link

Design Requirements template
2
Sep 3 - Sep 7

Contextual Inquiry

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

3
Sep 10 - Sep 14

Design Requirements

Ch 5
Research paper #1 Contextual Inquiry and Analysis. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.
4
Sep 17 - Sep 21
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 24 - Sep 28

Design Thinking

Conceptual Design

Exam 1 (Last class meeting of the week)

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 1st - Oct 5

Design Production

Prototyping

Ch 8, 9, 11

7
Oct 8 - Oct 12
October break: No classes 10/8 and 10/9

Evaluation Introduction

Cognitive Walkthrough

Ch 12, 13

Cognitive walkthrough worksheet

#4 Conceptual and Intermediate Design. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.

Mid Term Team Peer Review (Graded). Due: Last class meeting of the week

8
Oct 15 - Oct 19

Affordances

Design Guidelines

Ch 20,21,22

Fitts Law Simulator

Cog. Walk. report. Due: 1st class meeting of the week

** Research paper (beta). Due: Last class meeting of the week
9
Oct 22 - Oct 26

Heuristic Evaluation


Ch 22
See myCourses: "Ten Usability Heuristics"

Heuristic Testing Worksheet

Recruit four more users for usability testing

#5 Detailed Design. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.

10
Oct 29 - Nov 2nd

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 5 - Nov 9

Evaluation Analysis and Reporting

Exam 2 (2nd class meeting of the week)

User Interface

Descriptive and Inferential Methods

Statistics Reference


Web Design , Small Screen Design , Responsive Design

Quantitative Data Analysis

Begin usability testing

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

12
Nov 12 - Nov 16

User Interface (cont.)


Information Visualization 



#8-1 Raw Test Results, Consent Forms. Due: last class meeting of the week.

13
Nov 19 - Nov 23
Thanksgiving break: No classes 11/21 to 11/23

Guest Lecture

Universal Usability

Happy Thanksgiving!


Principles of Universal Design



** Research paper final submission. Due first class meeting of the week.
14
Nov 26 - Nov 30
Internationalization


See myCourses:
Readings: Cultural factors + video

Non-Traditional Interfaces

Informal research paper talks as time permits

#8-2 Test Analysis Results Due: 2nd class meeting of the week.
15
Dec 3rd - Dec 7
Project Presentations



#9 Presentation, Final prototype, Final Team peer review (graded). Due: 1st day of the week.
16
Dec 10
Monday only

Course reflection



The final exam for sections (01) and (03): Thursday 12/13 10:45am - 1:15pm, GOL-2400