Schedule

Week 1 (Sep 3 - 9)

What is usability and user experience design?
Course Overview
Introduction to UX
Usability 101: Introduction to Usability
Weekly Review Quiz due Sep 6

Week 2 (Sep 10 - 16)

What does a holistic user experience design process look like?
Open Source UX Project Proposal due Sep 23rd
The Process of UX Design
The Evolution of UX Process Methodology
Weekly Review Quiz due Sep 13
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 3 (Sep 17 - 23)

What is the practice of strategic interaction design?
UX Strategy
Interaction Design
Interaction design: a guide for beginners
Weekly Review Quiz due Sep 23

Week 4 (Sep 24 - 30)

How to plan, conduct, and summarize usability tests?
Usability Testing
7 Step Guide to Guerrilla Usability Testing: DIY Usability Testing Method
Weekly Review Quiz due Sep 30

Week 5 (Oct 1 - 7)

How to understand and communicate people's needs and behaviors?
User Research Report due Oct 21st
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #1 due in class Oct 22nd
Informed Consent Materials
User Research
A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research
Weekly Review Quiz due Oct 7

Week 6 (Oct 8 - 14)

Instructor User Research Plan Meetings
TBD
A Guide to User Research Analysis (Required Reading)
Weekly Review Quiz due Oct 15 5:30pm

Week 7 (Oct 15 - 21)

How to bridge the gap between the problem space and design space?
Conceptual Models and Design
We Think Therefore It Is – Conceptual Modelling for Mobile Applications
Weekly Review Quiz due Oct 21
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 8 (Oct 22 - 28)

How to explore and describe possible design solutions?
Usability Tested Mockups due Nov 12th by 5:30pm
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #2 due in class Nov 12th
Informed Consent Materials
Prototyping
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rapid Prototyping
Weekly Review Quiz due Oct 28

Week 9 (Oct 29 - Nov 4)

How to conduct a user interface inspection?
User Interface Inspections
An Overview of Expert Heuristic Evaluations
Weekly Review Quiz due Nov 4
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 10 (Nov 5 - 11)

Instructor Design Critique Meetings
TBD
How to Give and Receive Criticism (Required Reading)
Weekly Review Quiz due Nov 12 5:30pm

Week 11 (Nov 12 - 18)

What are the essentials of effective visual communication?
Interactive Prototype due Nov 25th
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #3 due in class Nov 26th
Visual Design Essentials
Accessibility for Visual Design
Weekly Review Quiz due Nov 18

Week 12 (Nov 19 - 25)

How to design for mobile and multi-device usage?
Mobile and Multi-device Design
Designing for Mobile Apps: Overall Principles, Common Patterns, and Interface Guidelines
Weekly Review Quiz due Nov 25
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 13 (Nov 26)

TBD

Schedule