Syllabus
Project Description
Research Paper
Class Activities

Class Schedule

Week Topics Readings Activity* Project Deliverables*
1

1/14

Introduction to UX

Syllabus


Project Introduction

UX and Software Eng.


UX Life Cycle


Ch. 1, 2  Brainstorm project ideas and problem selection

Practice Web App
Project teams, project startup

Project Description

Project Status Report Template

Project Grading Rubric
2

1/21
No class 1/21

Contextual Inquiry


Contextual Analysis
Ch 3, 4
Accessibility Panel Events

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 (1/27)

Interactive Design Requirements Template
3

1/28
Contextual Analysis (cont)

Research Paper

Design Requirements
Ch 5
Work roles and work flow

Work Activity Notes

WAAD


#1 Contextual Inquiry and Analysis (2/3)

Research Paper 

Research Paper Rubric
4

2/4
Design Modeling
Ch 6
WAAD (cont)

Requirements extraction

Social model 

HTA modeling

#2 WAAD Diagram and Requirements (2/10)




5

2/11

Design Thinking

Conceptual Design

Ch 7, 8
Design modeling (cont)

Construct a persona

Ideation, Sketches, Storyboarding 
Research Paper proposal (2/13)

#3 Design Models (2/17)

Practice Web App (First class of the week)
6

2/18

Design Production

Prototyping

Exam 1 (2/21 or 2/22)

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

Intermediate design
Interactive Design Template

#4 Conceptual and Intermediate Design (2/26)
7

2/25
No class 2/27

Evaluation Introduction

Cognitive Walkthrough
Ch 12, 13
Cognitive Walkthrough Worksheet

Project Cognitive Walkthrough
(3/3)

Mid Term Team Peer Review (3/3)
8

3/4

Affordances

Design Guidelines
Ch 20,21,22

Design Patterns

Design Principles and Guidelines 


Research Paper Beta
(3/8)



9

3/11
Spring Break #5 Detailed Design (3/17)
10

3/18
Design Guidelines (cont)

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

Web, Mobile, Responsive Design
Practice Heuristic Evaluation (3/20)

Recruit four more users for usability testing

Heuristic Evaluation Worksheet

#6 Heuristic Evaluation Notes (3/24)

11

3/25
User Testing

Evaluation Analysis and Reporting
Ch 10, 14, 15, 16
Descriptive and Inferential Methods
Quantitative Data Analysis (3/31)



Test Plan Template

Informed Consent Form

#7a Test Plan (3/31) 
12

4/1
Color

Icons

Text

Grouping

Exam 2  (4/4 or 4/5)


Begin user testing

#7b Programmed Prototype (beta) (4/3)

Research Paper (4/7)
13

4/8


Information Visualization

Universal Usability

Internationalization

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

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
(4/14)

14

4/15





Non-Traditional Interfaces


#9 Presentation, Final Prototype (4/21)
15

4/22
Project Presentations Final Team peer review (4/28)
16

4/29
Course Review and Reflection




The final exam: Section 01: Tuesday 5/7/19, 10:45am - 1:15pm in GOL 1520/30
Section 02: Friday 5/3/19, 10:45am - 1:15pm in GOL 1550
* Dropbox submissions are due at 11:59PM on the due date unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.