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 2005.

Schedule

Week Topic Chapter Term Project Homework
8/31 Introduction, Theories 1, 2
9/5 Managing Design 3 Design Critique (9/7)
9/12 Evaluation & Tools 4, 5 Flash Crash Course (9/14)
9/19 Direct Manipulation 6 Proposal (9/19) Flash 1 - Self Introduction (9/21)
9/26 Menus & Forms 7 User needs (9/26)
10/3 Command & Nat Langs 8 References (10/3)
10/10 Interaction Devices 9 First design (10/10) Flash 2 (10/10)
Exam 1-6 (10/12)
10/17 Collaboration 10 Task list & Q (10/17)
10/25 Quality of Service 11 Usability test (~10/26)
10/31 Function & Fashion 12 Flash 3 (11/2)
11/7 Manuals & Help 13 Redesign (~11/9)
11/14 Search & Vis 14 Exam 7-12 (11/16)
11/21 Search & Vis 14 Happy Thanksgiving (11/23)
11/28 Social Impact After Final Project (11/28 extended to 12/2, noon) Comments (12/1 extended to 12/4, noon)
12/5 Reports Revision (12/5 extended to 12/7, 9am)
12/12 Reports Final Exam (Dec 15, 8-10am)

Final Grade