User Experience Design

HCDE 418, Winter 2014

 

Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m., Sieg Hall 233

Instructors

       Instructor: Julie A. Kientz (jkientz@uw.edu)

       Teaching Assistant: Jon Cook (asbjorn@uw.edu)

Syllabus

       PDF of Syllabus

Schedule (Subject to Change)

 

Date

Topic

Readings (Due on the day listed under Date)

Assignments

Due

Handed Out

Week 1

Monday

1/6

Course Introduction

(Virtual, NO CLASS MEETING)

 

 

R1

Wednesday

1/8

User Experience Design

Overview

     Buxton, pp. 73-103, 127-133

     Moggridge, B. (2007) Process. In Ch. 10 of Designing Interactions. Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, pp. 724-735.

R1

A1, R2

Week 2

Monday

1/13

Design Methods 1: Look & Ask

     Buxton, pp. 143-152

     IDEO (2003) IDEO Method Cards: 51 Ways to Inspire Design. W. Stout Architectural Books, San Francisco.

R2

R3

Wednesday

1/15

Design Methods 2: Learn & Try

 

A1

A2, S1

Week 3

Monday

1/20

NO CLASS:

MLK JR. DAY

 

 

 

Wednesday

1/22

Sketching 1

     Buxton, pp. 104-127, 134-141

R3, S1

R4, S2

Week 4

Monday

1/27

Sketching 2

(Class ends at 4:00)

     Buxton, pp. 277-298

     Quesenberg & Brooks. (2010) Storytelling for User Experience. Chs. 1 & 2. Rosenfeld Media.

     SKIM: Quesenberg & Brooks. (2010) Storytelling for User Experience. Ch. 15. Rosenfeld Media.

R4

R5

Wednesday

1/29

Storytelling & Written Scenarios, Mid-Quarter Evaluation

 

A2, S2

S3

Week 5

Monday

2/3

Storyboarding

    Buxton, pp. 299-327, 349-369

    Truong, K.N., Hayes, G.R., Abowd, G.D. (2006) Storyboarding: An Empirical Determination of Best Practices and Effective Guidelines. Proceedings of DIS 2006. pp. 12-21.

R5

P1, R6

Wednesday

2/5

Video Scenarios

 

S3

S4

Week 6

Monday

2/10

Experience Prototypes

    Buchenau, M., & Suri, J. F. (2000). Experience prototyping. DIS 2000. pp. 424-433.

    Abowd, G. D., et al. (2005). Prototypes and paratypes: Designing mobile and ubiquitous computing applicationsPervasive Computing, IEEE4(4), 67-73.

R6

P2, R7

Wednesday

2/12

Evaluating User Experience 1

 

S4

A3, S5

Week 7

Monday

2/17

NO CLASS:
PRESIDENTS DAY

 

 

 

Wednesday

2/19

Evaluating User Experience 2

     Roto, V., Rantavuo, H., & Vnnen-Vainio-Mattila, K. (2009). Evaluating user experience of early product concepts. DPPI 09. pp. 1-10.

     SKIM: Mandryk, R. L., Inkpen, K. M., & Calvert, T. W. (2006). Using psychophysiological techniques to measure user experience with entertainment technologies. Behaviour & Information Technology, 25(2), 141-158.

S5, R7

S6, R8

Week 8

Monday

2/24

Group Mini Project 1 Critiques

     Cheng, K. How to Survive Critique: A Guide to Giving and Receiving Feedback. ARCADE Magazine. June 2012.

P1

SF

Wednesday

2/27

Group Mini Project 1 Critiques

 

P1

 

Week 9

Monday

3/3

Emotional Design

     Norman, D. (2002). Emotion & design: attractive things work better. interactions, 9(4), 36-42.

     Norman, D. (2004). Emotional Design: People and Things. (short essay)

     Law, E. L. C., et al. (2009). Understanding, scoping and defining user experience: a survey approach. In CHI 2009. pp. 719-728.

     Buxton, pp. 407-419

     Travis, D. (2011) ISO 13407 is dead. Long live ISO 9241-210. User Focus.

R8, A3

 

Wednesday

3/5

Trends in User Experience Design

 

S6

 

Week 10

Monday

3/10

Group Mini Project 2 Critiques

 

P2

 

Wednesday

3/12

Group Mini Project 2 Critiques, Course Wrap Up

 

P2, SF

 

Finals Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

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