Schedule

Week 1 (Sep 3 - 9)

What is usability and user experience design?
Placeholder Slides
Introduction to UX
Usability 101: Introduction to Usability
Practice Weekly Review Quiz Week 1 due Sep 9

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 Week 2 due Sep 16

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 Week 3 due Sep 23
In-class office hours (tentative)

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 Week 4 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 Week 5 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 Week 6 due Oct 14

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 Week 7 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 Week 8 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 Week 9 due Sep 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 Week 10 due Nov 12th by 5:30pm

Week 11 (Nov 12 - 18)

What are the essentials of effective visual communication?
Usability Tested Prototype due Nov 25th
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #3 due in class Nov 26th
Informed Consent Materials
Visual Design Essentials
Accessibility for Visual Design
Weekly Review Quiz Week 11 due Nov 18

Week 12 (Nov 18 - 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 Week 12 due Nov 25
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 13 (Nov 26)

TBD

Schedule