WEB204 » Schedule (Spring)

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

Week One (04/04 – 04/08):

Lecture: SyllabusSchedule (Spring)ResourcesProjects, Introduction to User Requirements & Research Methods
Reading: (Courage & Baxter) Ch 1 – 3

Week Two (04/11 – 04/15):

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

Week Three (04/18 – 04/22):

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 (04/25 – 04/29):

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 (05/02 – 05/06):

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 (05/09 – 05/13):

Lab: Conducting a Card Sort for Your Website Information Architecture

Week Seven (05/16 – 05/20):

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
Due: Card Sorting for Website Information Architecture Report

Week Eight (05/23 – 05/27):

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

Week Nine (05/30 – 06/03):

Lab: Usability Testing for Your Website Interface

Week Ten (06/06 – 06/09):

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

Final Week (06/13 – 06/17):

Your Research Activities Final Presentation will be held Thursday, June 16th from 3:30PM to 4:50PM in room BE3174. Except for Bri’s team.  Please also take time to complete the Course Evaluation.


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

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