CS 3500, Fall 2016   Class Schedule, Lecture Notes

Note: Schedule will change, please check frequently.

Don't forget to also check the homework schedule.

DN = Don Norman's "The Design of Everyday Things"

WK Class/Date Topic Readings
(Reflections due)
Lecture Notes
1 Thu 8/25 Introduction
Where Everyday Things Can Go Wrong
DN 1 and
course syllabus
DN 1 slides
2 Tue 8/30
Thu 9/1 Human Thinking about Goals and Tools DN 2
3 Tue 9/6 DN 2 slides
Thu 9/8 How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World DN 3 DN 3 slides
Gulf of Exec vs Eval lists
4 Tue 9/13
Thu 9/15 How Humans Figure Things Out DN 4 DN 4 slides
5 Tue 9/20 How Humans Figure Things Out
Thu 9/22 To Err is Human DN 5
6 Tue 9/27 DN 5 slides
Thu 9/29 Quiz / Design Thinking DN 6 DN 6 slides
7 Tue 10/4 Wrapping Norman Up DN 7 DN 7 slides
Thu 10/6 Simple Quantitative User Testing (see our main page for where in Blackboard to find new chapter) Quant. Chap. Quant. T. slides
8 Tue 10/11 Quantitative User Testing, and in class KLM-GOMS work
Thu 10/13
9 Tue 10/18 Color: Where Design, Biology and Physics Meet Color Chap. Color slides
Thu 10/20
10 Tue 10/25 Usability Testing Qual. Chap. Qual. Chap. slides
Thu 10/27 Usability Testing (in class work)
11 Tue 11/1 Usability Testing (in class work)
Thu 11/3 Usability Testing (in class work)
12 Tue 11/8 Usability Testing (in class work)
Thu 11/10 Quiz / Icons Icons Chap. Icons Chap. slides
13 Tue 11/15 Design Design Chap. Design slides
Thu 11/17 Design (in class work on design project begins)
14 Tue 11/22
Thu 11/24 School Holiday: Thanksgiving
15 Tue 11/29
Thu 12/1
16 Tue 12/6
Thu 12/8 Course Wrap-Up
Text and Sound (reading reflection is extra credit, not required)
Text and Sound Chapter (Fri)
17 Tue 12/20 Final Quiz