Prof. Guimbretière

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Topic

Reading

Homework & projects

Week 1

 

 

 

Sep 3

Introduction (HW 0)

 

 

Sep 5

Design of Everyday things (HW 1)

Ch 1, The Psychopathology of everyday things (handout)

The perfect brainstorm (handout)

HW 0

Week 2

 

 

 

Sep 10

History

 The Xerox Star system (handout)

 

Sep 12

The Human Information Processor (HW 2, Project 1)

The Human Information Processor (handout)

HW 1

Week 3

 

 

 

Sep 17

The Human Information Processor

 

 

Sep 19

High level Theories

Ch 2

HW 2

Week 4

 

 

 

Sep 24

Computers

Ch9, There's more to interaction than meets the eye (handout)

 

Sep 26

Toward Ubiquitous Computing

The computer for the 21st century (handout)

 

Week 5

 

 

 

Oct 1

Design

The designer's stance (handout)

 

Oct 3

User Centered Design (Project 2)

Ch3, Task-Centered User Interface Design (Ch 1)

Project 1

Week 6

 

 

 

Oct 8

Conceptual Models

Ch 6, Cognitive engineering (handout)

 

Oct 10

Graphics design

Organization and visual structure (handout)

Grad proposal

Week 7

 

 

 

Oct 15

Visual Presentation

Ch 7, Escaping Flatland (handout)

 

Oct 17

Design Psychology

Study list for mid-term

 

Week 8

 

 

 

Oct 22

Evaluation

Ch4

 

Oct 24

Qualitative Evaluation (Project 3)

Project 2

Week 9

 

 

 

Oct 29

Midterm Exam

 

 

Oct 31

Invited lecture:
Ben Bederson

 

 

Week 10

 

 

 

Nov 5

Quantitative Evaluation

Consent form, Survey ,mid-term key

 

Nov 7

Design Exercise (HW 3)

Ch 5

 

Week 11

 

 

 

Nov 12

Project 3 Presentations

 

 

Nov 14

Project 3 Presentations
 

Project 3

Week 12

 

 

 

Nov 19

Project 3 Presentations
 

 

 

Nov 21

Usability Heuristics I , ( HW4, Project 4 ) Ch 10,Evaluting the design without users

HW 3

Week 13

 

 

 

Nov 26

 Usability Heuristics II

Ch 11, 13

 

Nov 28 ThanksGiving

 

Week 14

 

 

 

Dec 3
Technology life cycle

 

Dec 5 Grad project presentation

 

  HW 4
Week 15

 

 

 

Dec 10 Project 4 Presentations
 

Grad project  

Dec 12 Project 4 Presentations

 

Project 4
 


Dec 21


Final exam (10:30-12:30)


Study list