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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: Checkout
 Introductions
 Syllabus
 Summary essay
Randomizer
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: Tablet
   Piazza user profile
   User profile
   Assessments
313-Sep Mental Models C-Ch. 1
Mental Models
Statement of Intent due 1b due
 Eval 1A
 Mental model
420-Sep Etiquette, Posture, and Intermediate Users C-Ch. 8
C-Ch. 9
C-Ch. 10
   Firefox Transient
   thedailywtf.com
User Profile due 2a: TV Guide
2b: GMU SIS
1b Tablet notes
 Eval 1B
 Elevators
 Considerate
 Posture
527-Sep Flow, Excise, and Navigation C-Ch. 11
C-Ch. 12
   Flow in Firefox
Interface Goals due 2a due
 Eval 2A
 Flow
 Excise
64-Oct Data Entry and Error Handling C-Ch. 14
C-Ch. 15
Technology Demo due
Deploying servlets
2b due
3a: Drawing tool

 Eval 2B
 Data entry
 Errors
 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: Music player
 World & head
 MDI v. SDI
 Menu analysis
 Selection
825-Oct Project day
No class meeting
    3b due
(Submit on Piazza,
 #eval3b)
4a: Email
91-Nov Designing for Mobile &
Other Devices
C-Ch. 19 Screen Designs due 4a due
4b: Travel site
3b notes
 Eval 4A
 Compare devices
 Apps integration
 Mobile apps
108-Nov Designing for the Web C-Ch. 20
Games
   Pokémon Go
4b due
5: game
 Eval 4B
 Faceted search
 Filtering
 Scroll bars
 Bad game
1115-Nov Design Details:
Controls & Dialogs
C-Ch. 21    Pull downs
 Controls
 Dialogs
1222-Nov Usable Security
   Google Analytics
Usable Security
(No reading)
Rubric 5 due
 eval 5
 Usable security
1329-Nov Exemplar Project Demos Final review In-person demo projects due 5 notes
 5 minute essay
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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