Class Schedule

Date In Class At Home
Jan 10
  • course introduction, discussion of class participation and expectations
  • guest presentation – Varley Art Gallery
  • introduce mobile project, assemble into teams
  • PACT analysis
  • benchmarks analysis
  • review and analyze Varley material
  • define scope
  • prepare 15 min presentation – team
  • benchmark analysis- 2 per person
  • create doc site
  • Read “PACT – a framework…”
Jan 17
  • present team scope to class
  • review benchmarks
  • flowcharting and mapping
  • scenario review
  • define needed functions
  • refine scope in system maps and flowcharts
  • read Ch7. “Mobile Information Architecture”
Jan 24
  • discuss reading, more examples
  • review and continue work on maps and flowcharts
  • complete benchmark analysis
  • finalize system maps and flowcharts
Jan 31
  • phase 1 Envisioning due for in class presentation
  • introduction to Prototyping
  • define scope of group’s prototype
  • discussion and consultation of next phase
  • production of functional wireframe
  • production of functional wireframe
Feb 7
  • review functional wireframes
  • information design
  • team consultation and production
  • visual design potential
  • refine functional wireframe
  • develop information design
Feb 14
  • introduction to User Testing
  • visual design and content mapping for interface
  • team consultation and production
  • finalize all prototype work
  • develop user test plan
Feb 21 Reading Week- no class
Feb 28
  • phase 2 Prototyping due for in class presentation
  • guest speaker
  • user test planning and  design
Mar 7
  • phase 2 User Test Plan review
  • more user testing paradigms/methods
  • conduct and analyse user tests
  • compile and complete user test group work
Mar 14
  • phase 3 User Testing due for in class presentation
  • present phase 4 refinement
  • integration of new design requirements
  • visual/technical production
Mar 22
  • intro to needed style guide
  • cont’d visual/technical production
  • continue to refine protoype
Mar 28
  • project review, in class consultation
  • cont’d visual/technical production
  • complete refined prototype and style guide
  • finalize doc website
April 4
  • phase 4  due for in class presentation
  • doc website due
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