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Course Calendar, Fall 2012

Here's how to read the Fall 2012 HFID calendar below:

Topic for the day (often for the readings rather than in class)

Readings (to do before this session)

Deadlines/Project Status Dates

See also CourseReadings, which contains links and bibliographic citations, and WhatToDo2012, which gives much more detail on exactly what the assignments are. All readings marked e-reserves are on the HFID site at http://courses.olin.edu (you'll need to log in and cross-registered students will have access.)

*The Fall 2012 calendar below is in the process of being updated before classes begin*

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Weds

Thurs

Fri

Sat

26

27

28

29

Course Overview; Sketching and DesignIDs

31

Sep 1

2

Labor Day: No Classes

4

5

Concept/Mental Models

7

8

Reading: Cooper chapters 1 & 2 in e-reserves (and optionally chapters 6-8); Norman chapter 1 and look at past projects in the HFID Archives.

Discovery due by email

Project Proposal due. Needs Analysis assigned.

9

Users and Personas

11

12

Tasks and Goals

Studio time

15

Reading: Cooper chapter 9 from your copy of the book; Kuniavsky on profiles (e-reserves).

Reading: Cooper chapter 10, Johnson chapter 1 through section 1.1.3 (e-reserves)

Consent narratives due in class based on ProtocolPages/SampleInformationForm.

Each HFID student should ideally have completed at least one user interview before class.

16

Scenarios and Scripts

18

19

Design Process

21

24

Reading: Cooper 11, Kuniavsky on tasks (e-reserves); also skim Brown chapter 6.

Reading: Berkun and finish Johnson chapter 1 (e-reserves).

Inspirational Designs due at the start of class.

students should have completed all interviews.

Persona visuals, scenarios, and task analysis due in class. Design Development assigned.

23

User Testing

25

26

Paper Prototypes

28

29

Reading: Snyder chapter 8; also skim Brown chapters 3, 9.

Reading: Snyder chapters 4 and 7; teams should divide up and read chapters 9,10, and 11

Design ideation prior to or in class. Think about tasks and scenarios.

Needs Analysis due.

30

Effective Interfaces

Oct 2

3

Errors

5

6

Reading: (optional) Norman chapter 6.

Reading: (all optional) Cooper on Errors part 1 and part 2 (e-reserves); skim Brown chapter 10.

Hfid students should be able to test a 1st lo-fidelity prototype.

conduct additional user tests

7

Columbus Day: No Classes

9

10

Cognitive Factors

12

13

Reading: Preece on cognition (e-reserves)

Low Fidelity testing done. Design Refinement assigned.

Design Development due by noon.

14

Evaluation Techniques

16

17

Guidelines

19

20

Reading: Nielsen on HE (specifically: list, how-to, and severity); Abowd's CognitiveWalkthrough and Jeffries et al. (e-reserves).

Reading: Web Content Accessibility Guide and maybe also WCAG quick ref; additional WCAG ref

Cognitive Walkthrough (conducted during class). You will need redesign sketches/plan to do this.

21

Guest: Orit Shaer (start in AC113)

23

24

Visual Design

26

Fam Wknd

Reading: none.

Reading: Tidwell (e-reserves).

Partial prototype due in class for show-and-tell.

28

Quantitative Aspects

30

31

User Attention / Focus

Nov 2

3

Reading: Tog's Fitts quiz.

Reading: Raskin chapter 2 (e-reserves).

Prototype frozen at midnight. Heuristic Evaluation assigned.

4

In-Class Presentations Part I

6

7

In-Class Presentations Part II

9

10

Reading: Catch up/finish any leftovers

Heuristic Evaluation feedback. Final Design Refinement assigned.

Design Refinement Due

11

Fall 2012 Midterm exam available as a PDF or Word doc

13

14

Shannon and Amon case studies

16

17

Reading: look over previous midterm exams

Reading: none.

Formal user study questions and plans discussed in class.

Formal user study plans due for approval in class

18

THANKSGIVING BREAK

24

25

Exam collected

27

28

Guest: Dave Peth (class starts in AC109, Dave speaks at 4PM in AC113)

30

Dec 1

Reading: none

Reading: none

Formal user study complete and uploaded today (ideally) accepted next day

2

Studio time to wrap up work

4

5

Project Presentations 3 - 6PM

7

8

Presentation order
3:00 Honest Abe
3:20 Liberty Spikes
3:40 Nietzsche
4:00 Hollywoodian
4:20 Soul Patch
4:40 Mutton Chops
5:00 Fallera
5:20 Unibros
5:40 Blackbeard

9

Final Refinement and Self-Assessment Reflection due in lieu of a final exam on Wednesday December 12, 2012.

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