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ITC298 » Schedule (Winter)

All assignments are “due” by (or before) Friday at 3:00pm of their scheduled week.*

Week One (01/02 – 01/06):

Lecture: SyllabusSchedule (Winter)ResourcesProjectsIntroduction to User Requirements & Research Methods 
Reading: (Courage & Baxter) Ch 1 – 3

Week Two (01/09 – 01/13):

Lecture: Preparing for and Conducting Your Research Activities
Reading: (Courage & Baxter) Ch 4 – 6

Week Three (01/16 – 01/20):

Holiday: Martin Luther King Day
Lecture:
Conducting a Competitive Analysis for Websites
Reading: (Courage & Baxter) Ch 14 – 15, (Allan) Conducting a Competitive Analysis, (Withrow) Competitive Analysis: Understanding the Market Context, (Myer) How to conduct a Website Competitive Analysis
Due: Proposal of Project & Research Activities

Week Four (01/23 – 01/27):

Lecture: Conducting a Heuristic Evaluation for Websites
Reading: (Nielson) Usability Inspection Methods: Heuristic Evaluation, (Thompson) Web 2.0: Extending the Framework for Heuristic Evaluation, (De Jong) Characterizing Web Heuristics, (Nielsen) 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design, (Sinkula et al) Research Activity Report: Heuristic Evaluation
Due: Website Competitive Analysis Report

Week Five (01/30 – 02/03):

Lecture: Conducting a Card Sort for Your Website Information Architecture
Reading: (Courage & Baxter) Ch 10, (Sinkula) Card Sorting the Human Centered Design & Engineering Website Information Architecture, (Sauro) Using Card Sorting To Test Information Architecture, (Usability.gov) Card Sorting, (Croft) Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner’s Guide
Due: Heuristic Evaluation for Websites Report

Week Six (02/06 – 02/10):

Lab: Conducting a Card Sort for Your Website Information Architecture

Week Seven (02/13 – 02/17):

Lab: Conducting a Card Sort for Your Website Information Architecture
Due: Card Sorting for Website Information Architecture Report

Week Eight (02/20 – 02/24):

Holiday: Dead President’s Day
Lecture:
Usability Testing for Your Website Interface
Reading: (Nielsen) 
Usability 101: Introduction to Usability, (Chisnell) Usability Testing Demystified, (Simon) The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing, (Dumas) Usability Testing: Subjective Measures, (Obama) Usability Testing

Week Nine (02/27 – 03/03):

Lab: Usability Testing for Your Website Kit
Due: Usability Testing for Your Website Kit

Week Ten (03/06 – 03/10):

Lab: Usability Testing for Your Website Interface

Week Eleven (03/13 – 03/17):

Lab: Usability Testing Your Website Interface Report
Due: Usability Testing Your Website Interface Report

Finals Week (03/20 – 03/24):

Due: Your Research Activities Final Presentation will be held Wednesday – March, 22nd  from 1:00PM to 3:15PM in room BE3151. 

* Students are also responsible for changes to the schedule that I make verbally in class.

This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.

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