Syllabus
Project Description
Class Activities
Research Paper

Class Schedule

Week Topics Readings Activity* Project Deliverables*
1

8/27

Introduction to UX

Syllabus


Project Introduction

UX and Software Eng.


UX Life Cycle


Ch. 1, 2  Class Activities

Brainstorm project ideas and problem selection
Project teams, project startup

Project Description

Project Status Report Template

Project Grading Rubric
2

9/3
No class 9/3

Contextual Inquiry


Contextual Analysis
Ch 3, 4
Write a system concept statement and then conduct interviews
#0 Project selection, set up team status report tool, recruit four users for contextual inquiry and later user testing (9/9)

Interactive Design Requirements Template
3

9/10
Contextual Analysis (cont)

Design Requirements
Ch 5
Work roles and work flow

Work Activity Notes

WAAD


#1 Contextual Inquiry and Analysis (9/16)

Research Paper 

Research Paper Rubric
4

9/17
Design Modeling
Ch 6
WAAD (cont)

Requirements extraction

Social model 

HTA modeling

#2 WAAD Diagram and Requirements (9/23)

Research Paper proposal (9/23)
5

9/24

Design Thinking

Conceptual Design

Ch 7, 8
Design modeling (cont)

Construct a persona

Ideation, Sketches, Storyboarding 
#3 Design Models (9/30)
6

10/1
Exam 1 (10/1)

No class (10/3)

Design Production

Prototyping

Ch 9, 11
Ideation, Sketches, Storyboarding (cont)

Intermediate design
Interactive Design Template
7

10/8
No classes 10/8 and 10/9

Evaluation Introduction

Cognitive Walkthrough
Ch 12, 13
Project Cognitive Walkthrough (10/14)
#4 Conceptual and Intermediate Design (10/9)

Mid Term Team Peer Review 
(10/14)
8

10/15

Affordances

Design Guidelines
Ch 20,21,22

Design Patterns

Design Principles and Guidelines 

Research Paper Beta (10/21)

#5 Detailed Design
(10/24)

9

10/22
Design Guidelines (cont)

Heuristic Evaluation
Ch 22
See myCourses: "Ten Usability Heuristics"

Web, Mobile, Responsive Design
Practice Heuristic Evaluation (10/28)

Recruit four more users for usability testing

Heuristic Evaluation Worksheet

#6 Heuristic Evaluation Notes (10/28)

Research Paper Addendum
10

10/29
User Testing

Evaluation Analysis and Reporting
Ch 10, 14, 15, 16
Descriptive and Inferential Methods
Quantitative Data Analysis (11/4)



Test Plan Template

Informed Consent Form

#7 Test Plan and Programmed Prototype (beta) (11/7)
11

11/5
Color

Icons

Text

Grouping

Exam 2  (11/9)


Begin user testing

Research Paper (11/14)
12

11/12


Information Visualization

Internationalization

See myCourses:
Readings: Cultural factors, 
accessibility links + video

Universal Usability

Principles of Universal Design
 
W3 Web Accessibility
Start informal research paper talks as time permits
Continue user testing

#8 Raw Test Results, Consent Forms, Data Analysis
(11/18)

13

11/19
Guest Lecture - 11/19

No class 11/21

Thanksgiving break
14

11/26





Non-Traditional Interfaces


#9 Presentation, Final Prototype (12/2)
15

12/3
Project Presentations Final Team peer review (12/9)
16

12/10
Course Review and Reflection




The final exam: Thursday, 12/13/2018, 10:45 AM - 1:15 PM, GOL 1550
* Dropbox submissions are due at 11:59PM on the due date unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.