Class Sessions

NEEDS ANALYSIS PHASE


  • Overview of class structure, defining terms, learning to see, project archeology, teaming process

  • teams assigned, reading process explained, team contracts started
  • project brief work, consent narrative review process explained

  • consent narrative review process completed, project team web space introduced
Week 3b - Friday September 16
  • Olin Monday - no class

  • affinity diagramming, card sorting, selection matrices
  • synthesis and scenarios



DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE


  • early-stage prototyping
  • The low-fidelity prototyping spectrum

  • usability testing
Week 6b - Friday October 7
  • Design Challenges explained

  • testing paper prototypes
  • errors, recovery, and accessibility

  • wrapping up Design Development


DESIGN REFINEMENT PHASE

  • software tool selection

  • Challenge presentations begin, Cognitive Walkthrough
  • More challenge presentations, open studio

Week 10a - Tuesday November 1
  • Wireframing, (more design challenge presentations)
Week 10b - Friday November 4
  • Design Challenges check-ins, (more design challenge presentations)

Week 11a - Tuesday November 8
  • Heuristic evaluations explained
Week 11b - Friday November 11
  • Heuristic evaluations performed



FINAL REFINEMENT PHASE


  • Chinloo Lama from Dassault Systemes AR UX guest speaker
Week 12b - Friday November 18
  • Design perspectives

Fall (Thanksgiving Break) - Tuesday November 22, Friday November 25

  • Formal usability studies, version control
Week 13b - Friday December 2
  • Design Challenge check-ins (for re-design and 4th challenge)

Week 14a - Tuesday December 6
  • open studio
Week 14b - Friday December 9
  • demo prep

  • Final presentations and demonstrations


Week 16 Olin Expo 
  • Demo your work from any portion of the class to the Olin extended community.
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