The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Date Topic Readings Tasks Project Milestones
Jan 20 Introduction & Course overview
Jan 25 Good and Poor Interaction Design ID Chapter 1
Jan 27 Design Life Cycle: Overview ID Chapter 2 Individual: Initial project ideas (due Saturday, Jan 30 11:59pm, BrightSpace)
Feb 1 Working Class: Project Idea Brainstorming (in class)
Feb 3 Requirement Discovery: Interviews ID 8.4 Individual: Complete ethics training (due Saturday, Feb 6 11:59pm, BrightSpace)

Team: Form a team contract (report via Milestone 0 deliverable; due Saturday, Feb 6 11:59pm, BrightSpace)
Milestone 0: Team and Project Topic (due Saturday, Feb 6 11:59pm, BrightSpace)
Feb 8 Requirement Discovery: Observations ID 8.5, 8.6
Feb 10 Requirement Discovery: Surveys ID 9.4 Team: Draft interview protocol (via team meeting; due Saturday, Feb 13 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)
Feb 15 Working Class: Mock Interview (in class)
Feb 17 No class (Reading Day) ID 11.5, 11.6 Team: Improve interview protocol based on mock interview feedback (via team meeting; recorded using design journal)

Individual: Interview 1 target user using the revised protocol and take notes (due Saturday Feb 20 11:59pm; recorded using design journal)
Feb 22 Qualitative Data Analysis
Feb 24 Personas, Scenarios and Storyboard ID Chapter 7 Individual: Interview 1 target user using the revised protocol and take notes (due Saturday Feb 27 11:59pm; recorded using design journal)

Milestone 1: Needsfinding deliverable (due Saturday, Feb 27 11:59pm, BrightSpace)

Persona template
Mar 1 Design Alternatives
Mar 3 Working Class: Design Idea Brainstorming (outside class) ID Chapter 12 Team: Summarize initial design ideas using storyboards (due Saturday March 6 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)
Mar 8 Prototyping
Mar 10 Working Class: Low-Fidelity Prototyping (outside class) ID Chapter 3, 4 Team: Paper prototype initial version (due Saturday March 13 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)
Mar 15 Design Considerations: Human Ability, Feedback Cycles, and Conceptual Models
Mar 17 Design Considerations: Hueuristics and Principles ID 14.2, 14.3 Team: Paper prototype revised version, and draft evaluation protocol (due March 20 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)
Mar 22 Evaluation: Qualitative Evaluation and Hueuristic Evaluation
Mar 24 Working Class: Mock Evaluation (in class) Team: Improve paper prototype based on mock interview feedback (via team meeting; due Saturday, March 27 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)

Individual: Interview 1 target user using the revised paper prototype and get feedback (due Saturday, March 27 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)
Milestone 2: Low-fidelity prototype deliverable (due Saturday, March 27 11:59pm, BrightSpace)
Mar 29 No class (Project Day)
Mar 31 Working Class: High-Fidelity Prototyping (outside class) ID 15.3 Team: High-fidelity prototype initial version, conduct cognitive walkthroughs to evaluate the prototype (due Saturday, April 3 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)
Apr 5 Quantatitive Evaluation: Experimental Design
Apr 7 Quantative Evaluation: Hypothesis Testing ID 13.2 Team: Draft quantative evaluation protocol (via team meeting; due Saturday, April 10 11:59pm, recorded using design journal)
Apr 12 HCI and Agile Development
Apr 14 Working Class: Mock Evaluation (in class) Team: Improve evaluation protocol based on mock evaluation feedback, and conduct quantative evaluation with 6-10 target users (due Saturday, April 17 11:59pm, recorded using design journal) Milestone 3: High-fidelity prototype deliverable (due Saturday, April 17 11:59pm, BrightSpace)
Apr 19 Frontiers in HCI Research
Apr 21 No class (Project Day) Team: Design iteration
Apr 26 Final project presentation (Session 1)
Apr 28 Final project presentation (Session 2) Milestone 4: Prodoct video and report (due Saturday, May 1 11:59pm, BrightSpace)