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SWE 632 : User Interface Design and Development
Schedule — Fall 2016

Week Date Topic Readings Project Evals
      Handouts Due Dates Exercises
130-Aug Introduction and Background Class admin
Responsibilities
S-Ch. 1
   $300,000,000 button
   Doonesbury
  1a:
26-Sep Theory, Psychology
Analytical Thinking
S-Ch. 2 (5th ed.)
or: S-Ch. 3 (6th ed.)
C-Ch. 1
Thinking
   Don't Make Me Think
   Le book
Project assigned 1a due
1b:
313-Sep Mental Models C-Ch. 1
Mental Models
Statement of Intent due 1b due
420-Sep Etiquette, Posture, and Intermediate Users C-Ch. 8
C-Ch. 9
C-Ch. 10
   Firefox Transient
   thedailywtf.com
User Profile due 2a:
2b:
527-Sep Flow, Excise, and Navigation C-Ch. 11
C-Ch. 12
   Flow in Firefox
Interface Goals due 2a due
64-Oct Data Entry and Error Handling C-Ch. 14
C-Ch. 15
Technology Demo due
Deploying servlets
2b due
3a:
 11-Oct Columbus Day—no class      
718-Oct Different Needs, Visual Design, Desktop Design C-Ch. 16
C-Ch. 17
C-Ch. 18
   drag-n-drop
  3a due
3b:
825-Oct Project day
No class meeting
    3b due
4a:
91-Nov Designing for Mobile &
Other Devices
C-Ch. 19 Screen Designs due 4a due
4b:
108-Nov Designing for the Web C-Ch. 20
Games
   Pokémon Go
4b due
5:
1115-Nov Design Details:
Controls & Dialogs
C-Ch. 21  
1222-Nov Usable Security
   Google Analytics
Usable Security
(No reading)
5 due
1329-Nov Exemplar Project Demos In-person demo projects due
146-Dec Exemplar Project Demos
Wrapup & review
Final review Other projects due
1513-Dec FINAL EXAM
Innovation Hall, 105
4:30 - 7:15    

Note: S-Ch. X means chapter X in Shneiderman; C-Ch. X means chapter X in Cooper.

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