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Homework: Critiques will be written for an experimental study and for a working system. Students will implement user interfaces with modern software tools such as Flash or Visual Studio.
Term Projects: User needs assessment, design, usability test, and re-design (teams of 3-5 people). See previous projects from: fall 2004 and spring 2004
Websites from previous courses: Universal Use in Practice | CHARM

Preliminary Schedule:

Week Topic Chapter Term Project Homework
9/1 Introduction, Theories 1, 2
9/6 Managing Design 3 Design Critique (9/8)
9/13 Evaluation & Tools 4, 5
9/20 Direct Manipulation 6 Proposal (9/20) FlashIntro (9/22)
9/27 Menus & Forms 7 User needs (9/27) Flash1(9/29)
10/4 Command & Nat Langs 8 References (10/4) Exam 1-6 (10/6)
10/11 Interaction Devices 9 First design (10/11) Flash2 (10/20)
10/18 Collaboration 10 Task list & Q (10/18)
10/25 Quality of Service 11
11/1 Function & Fashion 12 Usability test (11/10) Exam 7-11 (11/8)
11/8 Manuals & Help 13 Redesign (11/18) Flash3 (11/17)
11/15 Search & Vis 14 Expert review (11/15)
11/22 Search & Vis 14 Happy Thanksgiving 11/24
11/29 Social Impact After Final Project (11/29, 6pm) Comments (12/2, noon)
12/6 Reports Revision (12/6, 9am)
12/13 Reports

Final Grade: Exams: 10+10+ 20% Homework+class participation: 30% (hw1 = 16.67%, p1=6.67%, p2= 20%, p3=40%, project critique = 16.67%) Term Project: 30%.
Final Exam: Friday December 16, 8-10am