CS 3500, Spring 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 Fri 1/29 Introduction
DN 1 and
course syllabus
2 Mon 2/1 Where Everyday Things Can Go Wrong DN 1 slides
Wed 2/3 Human Thinking about Goals and Tools DN 2 DN 2 slides
Fri 2/5 Human Thinking about Goals and Tools
3 Mon 2/8 How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World DN 3
Wed 2/10 How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World DN 3 slides
Fri 2/12 How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World
4 Mon 2/15 How Humans Figure Things Out DN 4
Wed 2/17 DN 4 slides
Fri 2/19
5 Mon 2/22 To Err is Human DN 5 DN 5 slides
Wed 2/24 To Err is Human
Fri 2/26
6 Mon 2/29 Design Thinking
Quiz
DN 6
Wed 3/2 Class cancelled due to professor travel to SIGCSE 2016 conference
Fri 3/4 Class cancelled due to professor travel to SIGCSE 2016 conference
7 Mon 3/7
Wed 3/9 Design Thinking DN 6 slides
Fri 3/11 Wrapping Norman Up DN 7
8 Mon 3/14 Wrapping Norman Up
Simple Quantitative User Testing (see our main page for where in Blackboard to find new chapter)
Quant. Chap. DN 7 slides
Wed 3/16 Quant. T. slides
Fri 3/18
9 Mon 3/21 Quantitative User Testing, and in class KLM-GOMS work
Wed 3/23
Fri 3/25 Class cancelled due to professor travel to CCSC-SW 2016 conference
10 Mon 3/28 School Holiday: Spring Break
Wed 3/30 School Holiday: Spring Break and Cesar Chavez Day
Fri 4/1 School Holiday: Spring Break
11 Mon 4/4 Color: Where Design, Biology and Physics Meet Color Chap. Color slides
Wed 4/6
Fri 4/8
12 Mon 4/11 Usability Testing Qual. Chap.
Wed 4/13 Usability Testing Qual. T. slides
Fri 4/15 Usability Testing (in class work) / Quiz
13 Mon 4/18 Usability Testing (in class work)
Wed 4/20 Usability Testing (in class work)
Fri 4/22 Usability Testing (in class work)
14 Mon 4/25 Icons Icons Chap.
Wed 4/27 Design Design Chap.
Fri 4/29 Design (in class work on design project begins) Design slides
15 Mon 5/2
Wed 5/4
Fri 5/6
16 Mon 5/9
Wed 5/11
Fri 5/13 Warrior Day, no class
17 Mon 5/16
Wed 5/18 Course Wrap-Up
Mon 5/23 Final Quiz