Lessons from experience design
Lecture: Sitemaps, Process Books, Final Project Wireframes and page layout best practices Balsamiq Card sorting, site maps, and labeling systems Lab: Group work card sorting and building site maps Homework: Read Sitemaps and Task Flows Finalize site map due next week
Week 5: Grades and Conferences Lecture: Present Personas. Process flows and flowcharts Lab: Begin user journey, process flows charts and flowcharts Homework: Read. Finalize user journey and flows
Week 4: Lecture: Personas and scenarios: Understanding our users and their goals. Lab: Begin group work on personas: 3 - 4 clearly defined personas representing expected users from your user group of the website or intranet. Be sure to clearly explain your reason for including your particular persona. Homework: Read Personas Develop Scenarios 4 - 6 scenarios representing potential uses of the website/intranet.
Lecture: Present Ecosystems. User research techniques
Lab: Get into a group (1-4 people) and begin research for group project. (3 - 4 clearly defined personas representing expected users from your user group of the website or intranet. Be sure to clearly explain your reason for including your particular persona.)
Homework: Read User Research
Lecture: Competitive analysis documentation and requirements analysis
Lab: Research websites and begin developing ecosystems
Homework: Read Chapter 2 Ecosystem, & Don Norman Article Systems Thinking.
Assignment-- Select a website or app and create an ecosystem for an existing website.
Housekeeping- My site, e-book, your contact, Google Drive
Lecture: Introduction to Information architecture industry, UX Design and terms.
Analysis of various websites and online apps.
Lab: User experiences go
Homework: Read Chapter 1 UX (User Experience) & Why It Matters