Week 1 (Sep 6 - 12)

What is usability and user experience design?
Create team project group by Sep 12th
UX Topic Summary assignment due Nov 7th
Course Overview
Introduction to UX Design
Usability 101: Introduction to Usability

Week 2 (Sep 13 - 19)

What does a holistic user experience design process look like?
Team Project Proposal survey by Sep 19th
The Process of UX Design
What is UX Design? 15 User Experience Experts Weigh In

Week 3 (Sep 20 - 26)

How to conduct a usability inspection?
Usability Inspection assignment due Oct 4th before start of class
Usability Inspection Report Template
User Interface Inspections
How to run an heuristic evaluation

Week 4 (Sep 27 - Oct 3)

What are the core aspects of a user experience strategy?
UX Design Strategy Fundamentals
3 Keys to Aligning UX with Business Strategy
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 5 (Oct 4 - 10)

How to understand and communicate people's needs and behaviors?
Usability Inspection assignment peer reviews due Oct 11th before start of class
User Research
A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research

Week 6 (Oct 11 - 17)

How to plan, conduct, and summarize usability tests?
User Research and Usability Benchmarks assignment due Oct 31st
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #3 due in class Nov 1st
Informed Consent Materials
Usability Testing
The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing

Week 7 (Oct 18 - 24)

How to explore and communicate possible design solutions?
The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 8 (Oct 25 - Oct 31)

How to design products for how people think, learn and feel?
Interaction Design
A Lean UX Iteration on Dropbox Photos

Week 9 (Nov 1 - 7)

How to design for mobile and multi-device usage?
Design Mockups and Usability Tests assignment due Nov 28th
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #4 due via email Nov 29th
Informed Consent Materials
Mobile and Multi-device Design
Mobile first: Insights from going mobile only
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 10 (Nov 8 - 14)

What are the essentials of effective visual communication?
Visual Design Essentials
The Impact of Aesthetics on Attitudes Towards Websites
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 11 (Nov 15 - 21)

Instructor Design Review Meetings
HC 1500 10:00am - 11:30am
HC 2156 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HC 2154 3:30pm - 9:00pm
How to Give and Receive Criticism

Week 12 (Nov 22 - 28)

Special Topics/Industry Guest Speaker(s)
Dr. Parmit Chilana
Krispian Emert
Chris Masterton