Week 1 (May 9 - 15)

What is usability and user experience design?
Introduction to UX Design
Usability 101: Introduction to Usability

Week 2 (May 16 - 22)

What does a holistic user experience design process look like?
Course Reflection Log due Aug 3rd
The Process of UX Design
The Evolution of UX Process Methodology

Week 3 (May 23 - 29)

How to make more strategic design decisions?
Journey Map assignment due Jun 12th
Informed Consent Materials
Strategic UX Design
What is a User Journey Map?

Week 4 (May 30 - Jun 5)

How to explore and communicate possible design solutions?
The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 5 (Jun 6 - 12)

How to plan, conduct, and summarize usability tests?
Usability Testing
The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 6 (Jun 13 - 19)

How to conduct a usability inspection?
Usability Inspection assignment due Jun 30th
Usability Inspection Report Template
User Interface Inspections
An Overview of Expert Heuristic Evaluations

Week 7 (Jun 20 - 26)

How to design for mobile and multi-device usage?
Mobile and Multi-device Design
Mobile first - Insights from going mobile only

Week 8 (Jun 27 - Jul 3)

How to understand and communicate people's needs and behaviors?
Project User Research Report due Jul 17th
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #4 due in class Jul 18th
Informed Consent Materials
User Research
A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research
In-class office hours (tentative)

Week 9 (Jul 4 - 10)

Instructor User Research Plan Meetings

Week 10 (Jul 11 - 17)

How to design products for how people think, learn and feel?
Interaction Design
A Lean UX Iteration on Dropbox Photos

Week 11 (Jul 18 - 24)

What are the essentials of effective visual communication?
Project Usability Tested Mockups due Jul 31st
Team Member Evaluation for assignment #5 due in class Aug 1st
Informed Consent Materials
Visual Design Essentials
Accessibility for Visual Design

Week 12 (Jul 25 - 31)

Instructor Design Critique Meetings
How to Give and Receive Criticism

Week 13 (Aug 1)

Course Wrap-up
Guest Speaker