CPSC 436/CHI/Spring 2003/Leggett/Class Layout

January

  13         Introduction to class, syllabus, class layout; Team design project; Homeworks
  15         Ch. 1 - What is interaction design?
  17         Discuss Homework #1
  20         MLK Holiday
  22         Homework #1 presentations
  24         As We May Think
  27         Discuss Homework #2 and Metaphor and Icon lab
  29         Ch. 2 - Understanding and conceptualizing interaction
  31         Man-Computer Symbiosis

February

    3         Homework #2 presentations
    5         Discuss Team Design Project
    7         The Computer as a Communication Device
  10         Ch. 3 - Understanding users
  12         Ch. 4 - Designing for collaboration and communication; Metaphor and Icon lab due
  14         Ch. 5 - Understanding how interfaces affect users
  17         Exam 1
  19         Ch. 6 - The process of interaction design
  21         Ch. 7 - Identifying needs and establishing requirements
  24         Ch. 8 - Design, prototyping and construction
  26         Ch. 9 - User-centered approaches to interaction design; Homework #3 due
  28         Ch. 10 - Introducing evaluation

March

    3         Exam 2
    5         Discuss Team Design Project
    7         Team Project Work Day
  10         Spring Break
  12         Spring Break
  14         Spring Break
  17         Discuss problem seeking and storytelling
  19         Ch. 11 - An evaluation framework
  21         Ch. 12 - Observing users
  24         Team design problem seeking and storytelling
  26         Team design problem seeking and storytelling
  28         Team design problem seeking and storytelling
  31         Ch. 13 - Asking users and experts

April

    2         Ch. 14 - Testing and modeling users; Homework #4 due
    4         What Color was George Washington's White Horse?
    7         Discuss Team Design Project
    9         Ch. 15 - Design and evaluation in the real world: communicators and advisory systems
  11         Team Project Work Day
  14         Exam 3; Homework #5 due
  16         Team Project Work Day
  18         Reading Day
  21         Team Project Presentations: 1,2
  23         Team Project Presentations: 3,4
  25         Team Project Presentations: 5,6
  28         Team Project Presentations: 7,8
  29         Team Project Presentations: 9,10

May

    5         Final time is 8am to 10am