Schedule

Week 1 (May 8 - 14)

What is usability and user experience design?
Course Overview
Introduction to UX Design
Usability 101: Introduction to Usability

Week 2 (May 15 - 21)

What does a holistic user experience design process look like?
Course Reflection Log due Aug 2nd
The Process of UX Design
The Evolution of UX Process Methodology

Week 3 (May 22 - 28)

How to conduct a user interface inspection?
Usability Inspection assignment due Jun 11th
Usability Inspection Report Template
User Interface Inspections
An Overview of Expert Heuristic Evaluations

Week 4 (May 29 - Jun 4)

What is the practice of strategic interaction design?
UX Strategy
Interaction Design
A Lean UX Iteration on Dropbox Photos
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 5 (Jun 5 - 11)

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

Week 6 (Jun 12 - 18)

What are the essentials of effective visual communication?
Visual Re-design assignment due Jun 25th
Visual Design
Accessibility for Visual Design
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 7 (Jun 19 - 25)

How to design for mobile and multi-device usage?
Mobile and Multi-device Design
Mobile first - Insights from going mobile only

Week 8 (Jun 26 - Jul 2)

How to understand and communicate people's needs and behaviors?
Project User Research Report due Jul 16th
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #4 due in class Jul 17th
Informed Consent Materials
User Research
A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 9 (Jul 3 - 9)

Instructor User Research Plan Meetings
TBD

Week 10 (Jul 10 - 16)

How to explore and communicate possible design solutions?
Prototyping
The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping

Week 11 (Jul 17 - 23)

How to plan, conduct, and summarize usability tests?
Project Usability Tested Mockups due Jul 30th
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #5 due in class Jul 31st
Informed Consent Materials
Usability Testing
The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing

Week 12 (Jul 24 - 30)

Instructor Design Critique Meetings
TBD
How to Give and Receive Criticism

Week 13 (Aug 1)

TBD