Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.
Week Tuesday Thursday
1
JAN 9
- Enrollment
- Lecture: Course introduction
- Review course website

- Kick off A1: Type and Grid
- Readings assigned: Lupton on Letter, TextGrid; Roberts on A Brief History of Grids
JAN 11
- Lecture: Type and Grid
- Readings quiz and discussion
- Drawing sprint: thumbnails
- T
utorial on InDesign grids
- Readings assigned: Christensen on Critique at Facebook

DUE TODAY:
- Read Lupton/Roberts (in-class Quiz 1)

    2
    JAN 16
    - A1 Interim Crit

    DUE TODAY:

    - Sketches and stage 2 & 3 layouts (4 digital layouts printed on paper)
    - Read Christensen (reading reflection due by 11:59 pm Mon)
    JAN 18
    - A1 FINAL CRIT
    - Kick off A2: Poster Design

    - Lecture: Visual organization
    - Readings assigned:  Meggs (1992) pg 1-15 and 17-67

    DUE TODAY:
    - A1 final two digital layouts printed on paper

    - A1 final PDF with all deliverables
    3
    JAN 23
    - Readings quiz and discussion
    - Lecture: Image
    - Work session

    DUE TODAY:
    - Read Meggs (in-class Quiz 3)
    - 10 rough hand sketches for your poster
    - Four poster examples printed out: 1) easy to understand, 2) visually engaging, 3) hard to understand, and 4) not visually engaging

    JAN 25
    - Lecture: Color
    - Work session


    DUE TODAY:
    - Iterations on hand sketches of your poster design
    - Bring laptops with design software for work session.
    4
    JAN 30
    - A2 Interim Crit

    DUE TODAY:
    - Digital iterations for your poster designs

    (bring at least two variations printed)
    FEB 1
    - A2 FINAL CRIT
    - Kick off A3: Experience design

    - Readings assigned:  Murchison, Julian M. "Chapter 5: A Guide to Collecting Data and Taking Notes." (2010) and Cooper on Personas

    DUE TODAY:
    - A2 final poster design printed on paper and mounted on foam core
    - Team survey for A3 (due by 9pm, Friday Feb 2)
    - A2 final PDF with all deliverables (due by 9pm, Friday Feb 2)
    5
    FEB 6
    - Reading quiz and discussion
    - Teams assigned
    - Team contract

    - Lecture: User research
    - Discuss 'experience design' examples

    - Reading assigned: Hall on Interviewing Humans  

    DUE TODAY:

    - Read Murchison/Cooper (in-class Quiz 4)
    - Two 'experience design' examples to share from your laptop
    FEB 8
    - Reading quiz and discussion
    - Work session (online research about topic)

    - Reading assigned: McCloud on Understanding Comics (Chapter 1 and Chapter 2)

    DUE TODAY:
    - Be ready to discuss access plan for fieldwork
    - Read Hall  (in-class Quiz 5)
    6
    FEB 13
    - Lecture: Data analysis, personas
    - Work session: Analysis of field work data, affinity diagrams, key concepts, requirements
    -
    Readings quiz and discussion

    DUE TODAY:
    - Share initial online research and field observations
    - Read McCloud
    (in-class Quiz 6)

    FEB 15
    - A3 Interim Crit
    - Lecture: Storyboarding and interviewing
    - Drawing sprint: figures and perspective

    DUE TODAY:
    - Draft of two personas, five written scenarios printed on paper
    - Draft interview guide

    7
    FEB 20
    - Iterate on storyboards and interview guide

    DUE TODAY:
    - Iteration on five storyboards 
    to share in class
    - Share initial interview results
    FEB 22
    - Work session
    - LectureMoodboards 
    - Moodboard exercise


    DUE TODAY:
    - List of adjectives to inspire moodboarding

    - Bring in old magazines for moodboarding (fashion magazines are the best)

    8
    FEB 27
    - Interim crit: A3 user research presentations

    DUE TODAY:
    - A3 user research presentations: online research, field observations, personas, storyboards, interviews data and insights
    MAR 1
    - Prototyping sprint
    - Readings assigned: Saarinen on Airbnb Visual Language

    DUE TODAY:
    - Bring boxes, paper, and other materials for physical prototyping
    9
    MAR 6
    - Lecture: Design language specification
    - Reading quiz and discussion


    DUE TODAY:
    - Paper prototypes and wireframes for any screen designs
    - Read Saarinen (in-class Quiz 7)
    MAR 8
    - Lecture: Screen design
    - Work session


    DUE TODAY:
    - Final moodboard and draft of design spec
    10
    MAR 13
    - A3 Interim critdesign language specs and screen designs
    - Work session

    DUE TODAY:
    - High-fidelity screen design drafts printed on paper
    MAR 15
    - A3 interim crit:  slide deck and poster
    - Course surveys
    - Work session


    DUE TODAY:
    - Draft of slide deck and poster
    (to show on screen)
    11
    MAR 20

    MAR 22

    A3 FINAL CRIT (11:30am-2:30pm):
    - Due today: final prototype, 
    slide deck, and poster with all process materials