Schedule

This schedule is subject to change
Week Tuesday Weds studios
Thursday
1 APR 2
- Enrollment 
Lecture: Course intro; Type & Grid
- Review course website
Intro A1: Type and Grid Warmup
- Drawing sprint: thumbnails
- Tutorial on InDesign grids

- Readings assigned: Bigman on The history of the design grid; Lupton on LetterTextGrid (focus on the Grids section first)
APR 3
- Interim crit

DUE TODAY: 
- Stage 1 Sketches 
- Stage 2 digital layouts (printed on paper) 

APR 4
- A1 FINAL CRIT
- Quiz #1 on Bigman and Lupton readings (bring laptop or mobile)
Intro A2: Poster Design
- Readings assigned: Christensen on Critique at Facebook

DUE TODAY:
- Bring A1 stage 3 and 4 digital layouts printed on paper to class
- A1 Final PDF submitted on Canvas by 11:59p
2 APR 9
Lecture: Visual Organization
- Review example posters
- Review A2 Stage 1 sketches
- Readings assigned:

Lupton on LetterTextGrid (focus on the letter and text) and Meggs (1992) pg 1-15 and 17-67 

DUE TODAY:

- Example posters and A2 sketches
- Read Christensen (reading reflection due by 11:59 pm Mon)
APR 10
- A2 work session (bring laptops)
- Tutorial on InDesign grids

DUE TODAY:
-Digital iterations for your poster

APR 11
- A2 Interim Crit
Lecture: Image

 

DUE TODAY: 
-A2 Stage 2 iterations (bring two variations printed in black/white)



3 APR 16
- A2 Interim Crit
Lecture: Color
Quiz #2 on Lupton letter/text and Meggs (bring laptop or mobile phone)
- Group activity (fill out consent form before class)
- Spray mount demonstration

DUE TODAY:
 
- A2
Stage 3 iterations (bring two variations printed in color)
- Consent form




APR 17
- A2 work session
- Spray mounting available



APR 18
- A2 FINAL CRIT

Intro A3: Egg Drop Device
- A3 preliminary testing
- Light box photography demo
- Readings assigned:  McElroy on Prototyping for physical and digital products (read up to "Prototypes for Digital Products" section)

DUE TODAY:
-
A2 final poster design printed on paper and mounted on foam core (bring to class)
- A2 final PDF with all deliverables (due by 11:59pm on Canvas)

4 APR 23
Lecture: Prototyping theory
- Quiz #3 on McElroy (bring laptop)
- A3 teams, materials, and constraints revealed.

-Readings assigned: Belle Beth Cooper on Design Constraints and Creativity; Bob Sutton for more on Constraints and Creativity

 DUE TODAY:
-A3 Stage 1 sketches

APR 24
- A3 prototyping and testing session

DUE TODAY: 
- Bring/create A3 prototypes for testing
APR 25
- Quiz #4 on Cooper & Sutton (bring laptop or mobile phone)


DUE TODAY: 
- A3 Stage 2 prototypes (bring to class for group work and testing)

5

APR 30
- A3 FINAL TESTING
- Intro A4: Interactive Kiosk

- Rikke Dam and Teo Siang on Personas – A Simple Introduction (read for 6/12)

DUE TODAY: 
- Final A3 prototype ready to test in class at 12:30pm
- A3 Final Report PDF submitted on Canvas by 11:59pm
- A3 Team Evaluation survey and
A4 team formation survey also due by 11:59pm
MAY 1
- A4 teams assigned
- A4 work session:  online research 

DUE TODAY:
 
- Read A4


MAY 2
- Lecture: User Research and Personas
- Quiz #5 on
Dam and Siang
- Reading Assigned: Nick Babich on Storyboarding in UX Design

DUE TODAY:

- Initial A4 online research collection
- Plans for A4 observations

6 MAY 7
- Lecture: Ideating
- Quiz #6 on Babich
- Ideation workshop

- Readings Assigned: Erika Hall on Interviewing Humans

DUE TODAY: 
- A4 online and observational data

- A4 personas (bring printouts)

 

MAY 8
- A4 work session:
edit
stories and sketch storyboards

DUE TODAY: 
- Select five promising concepts and write story scenarios (context, problem, potential solution, and resolution)
MAY 9
- Lecture: Storyboarding/Interviewing
- Quiz #7 on Hall
- A4 Interim crit to
get "speed dating" feedback on storyboards from other groups and to refine storyboards
- Sketching workshop

DUE TODAY:
- A4 draft of storyboards
- A4 draft of interview questions

7 MAY 14
- A4 User Research presentations (2-3 teams from each section)

- Reading assigned: Will Fanguy on Wireframing vs. Prototyping and Nick Babich on Paper Prototyping

DUE TODAY: 
- A4 User Research Presentations in class:
signup sheet

MAY 15
- A4 User Research presentations (rest of teams present)

DUE TODAY: 
-
A4 User Research presentations in studio
A4 User Research presentations (due on Canvas by 11:59pm)
MAY 16
- Lecture:  Wireframing and paper prototyping
- Quiz #8 on Fanguy and Babich
- Work on paper prototypes and prelim testing w/ peers
- Readings Assigned: Karri Saarinen on Building a Visual Language

DUE TODAY: 
- A4 kiosk sketches
8 MAY 21
- Lecture: Design Systems

- A4 user testing (part 1)
- Quiz #9 on Saarinen

DUE TODAY:
- A4 kiosk wireframes and physical prototype (ready to test in class)
- A4 phase two: tasks for users to complete and interview questions
MAY 22
- A4 work session:  mood boards and style guides.

- Supplemental readings on moodboards and style guides

DUE TODAY:
- List of adjectives for mood board exercise
- Old magazines for mood boarding
MAY 23
- Lecture: Screen design
- A4 Interim Crit on mood boards and  style guides
 
DUE TODAY: 
- Mood board and style guide printed and ready to show in class



9 MAY 28
- Lecture:  Prototyping interactions
- A4 Interim crit on screen designs

- Readings Assigned: Frens on Cardboard Modeling
 
DUE TODAY:
- A4 updated mood board and style guide, first draft of screen designs (bring printouts of all these)
MAY 29
- A4 work session:  screen design and kiosk prototyping

DUE TODAY: 
- Updated screen designs

MAY 30
- Quiz #10 on Frens
- Work on physical kiosk prototype, interactions, and digital screen designs

DUE TODAY:
- B
ring to class physical kiosk prototypes and screen designs to work on integration
- Print out draft of tasks and interview questions for user testing (part 2)
10  JUN 4
- A4 work session

DUE TODAY:
- Outline for slide deck

- Results from A4 user testing (part 2)
- Bring updated prototypes
 JUN 5
- A4 work session

DUE TODAY:
- Bring working prototypes
 JUN 6
- A4 pitch slide presentations
- A4 Interim Crit on kiosk user experience.


DUE TODAY: 
- Nearly polished interactive kiosk
- Pitch slide (and ready to pitch)
- Draft of final slide deck
Final  MON JUN 10 (11:30a-2:30p)
- A4 Final Showcase/Demo - Exact details (such as location, setup time, logistics, etc.) will be announced in advance.

DUE TODAY: 
- Final interactive kiosk experience and pitch slides due at 11:30am for final showcase
-
A4 Final slide deck and pitch slide (due on Canvas by 11:59pm)