1 May 2 (W) Lecture: Introduction: UI/UX

UI vs. UX: What's the difference between user interface and user experience? by Spencer Lanoue
How Airbnb designs for trust | Joe Gebbia

The currency of the new economy is trust
What is Mobile First Design? Why It's Important & How To Make It?

2 May 7 (M) Lecture: Understanding Users I: Persona and Empathy Mapping
Activity: Persona and Empathy Mapping

Why You Only Need to Test with 5 Users by Jakob Nielsen
The art of innovation | Guy Kawasaki
Persona - an Overview by Stefan Blomkvist.

The origin of personas by Alan Cooper
How to build your creative confidence | David Kelley
Design Thinking by Tim Brown
Tim Brown: Designers -- think big!

May 9 (W) Lecture: Understanding Users II: Interviews

On observations and On interviews (From "Methods of Educational and Social Science Research: The Logic of Methods" by David R. Krathwohl)
Stanford d.school Need Finding Crib Sheet
Example of a Bad vs Good Interview

Due May 9 -- Assignment 0: Complete ethics tutorial and send group information to course gmail address

3 May 14 (M) Lecture: Understanding Users III: Observations

Example of an Ethnographic Field Study
Building a Useful Research Tool: An Origin Story of AEIOU
How to conduct UX field research on your morning commute

May 16 (W) Lecture: Translating Needs into Functionalities I: Affinity Diagram
Activity: Observation Notes

Affinity Diagrams -- Learn How to Cluster and Bundle Ideas and Facts
Affinity Diagrams -- Tips and Tricks

Due May 16-- Assignment 1: identify target users and plan for exploratory study

4 May 21 (M) Victoria Day (no class)
May 22 (T) Lecture: Translating Needs into Functionalities II: Work Models

Work Models from Beyer, Hugh, and Karen Holtzblatt. Contextual design: defining customer-centered systems.

May 23 (W) Lecture: Create Design Ideas I: User Stories / Storyboarding

Design Fixation by Jansson, D.G. and Smith, S.M.
3 Tools to become more creative | Balder Onarheim

A crash course in creativity: Tina Seelig at TEDxStanford
The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant
Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

5 May 28 (M) Lecture: Create Design Ideas II: Sketches

Affordance, conventions, and design by Don Norman 1999.
Affordances: Clarifying and evolving a concept by J. McGrenere and W. Ho in Graphics Interfaces.
Signifiers, not Affordances by Don Norman.

May 30 (W) Lecture: Create Design Ideas III: Wireframe and User Flow
Activity: Wireframing Template

Information Architecture by Andrew Dillon and Don Turnbull.
Wireflows: a UX Deliverable for Workflows and Apps by Page Laubheimer.
Basic Patterns for Mobile Navigation: A Primer by Raluca Budiu

6 June 4 (M) Lecture: Prototype Design I: Paper Prototyping

The Efficacy of Prototyping Under Time Constraints by Steven Dow et al.

June 6 (W) Lecture: Prototype Design II: Planning for Paper Prototype Evaluation

Test Paper Prototypes to Save Time and Money: The Mozilla Case Study by Susan Farrell.
An iterative design methodology for user-friendly natural language office information applications by Kelley, John F. ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) 2.1 (1984): 26-41.

7 June 11 (M) Design Iteration Session
Slides, Presentation Marking Scheme
  June 13 (W) Design Iteration Session

Due June 13 -- Assignment 2: exploratory study results, design ideas and plan for paper prototype evaluation

8 June 18 (M) Presentation 1a (Fishbowl Room)
The Saviors
The Seniors
June 20 (W) Presentation 1b (Fishbowl Room)
Backseat Drivers
Geese Attack
Team Rocket
The Potatoes
9 June 25 (M) Test & Evaluate I: Paper Prototype Evaluation
June 27 (W) Lecture: Prototype Design III: High-Fidelity Prototyping
10 July 2 (M) Canada Day (no class)
July 4 (W) Lecture: Designing for Human Cognition and Perception
11 July 9 (M) Lecture: Gamification
July 11 (W) Lecture: Accessibility

Due July 11 -- Assignment 3: paper prototype evaluation results, design progression, plan for high fidelity prototype evaluation

12 July 16 (M) Test & Evaluate II: High Fidelity Prototype Evaluation
July 18 (W) Test & Evaluate III: High Fidelity Prototype Evaluation
13 July 23 (M) Academic HCI & Course Review
July 25 (W) Presentation 2 + Video of the demo

Due July 27 -- Final Report, Blog Post