Syllabus
Project
Research Paper


Class Schedule


Week Topics Readings Activity Due or Released
1
Jan 16 - Jan 19


Course Overview


Introduction to UX

UX Life Cycle
Intro to Contextual Inquiry

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

Design Requirements template
2
Jan 22 - Jan 26

Contextual Inquiry

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

3
Jan 29 - Feb 2nd

Design Requirements

Ch 5
Research paper #1 Contextual Inquiry and Analysis. Due: 1st class meeting of the week.
4
Feb 5 - Feb 9
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
Feb 12 - Feb 16

Design Thinking

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
Feb 19 - Feb 23

Conceptual Design

Design Production

Ch 8, 9, 11

7
Feb 26 - Mar 2nd

Prototyping

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
Mar 5 - Mar 9

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
Mar 12 - Mar 16

SPRING BREAK

9
Mar 19 - Mar 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
Mar 26 - Mar 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
Apr 2nd - Apr 6

Evaluation Analysis and Reporting

Exam 2 (Last class meeting of the week)

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
Apr 9 - Apr 13

User Interface

Universal Usability
 

See myCourses:
accessibility links

Principles of Universal Design


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

** Research paper final submission. Due last class meeting of the week.
13
Apr 16 - Apr 20


Internationalization


See myCourses:
Readings: Cultural factors + video

Non-Traditional Interfaces


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

14
Apr 23 - Apr 27
Project Presentations



#9 Presentation, Final prototype, Final Team peer review (graded). Due: 1st day of the week.
The final exam (Section 01): TBD