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

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

Additional:
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

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

Additional:
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

Required:
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

Required:
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

Required:
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

Required:
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

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

Additional:
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

Required:
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

Required:
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

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

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

Required:
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)
Feriduns
HIMYM
MealQuest
The Saviors
The Seniors
UXeleration
WatBiz
Zoom
June 20 (W) Presentation 1b (Fishbowl Room)
Backseat Drivers
Geese Attack
Getreide
JAMS
Peoptrest
Team Rocket
TeamMAJA
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