CS 3500, Summer 2017   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 Mon 6/5 Introduction
Where Everyday Things Can Go Wrong
DN 1 and
course syllabus
Intro slides
DN 1 slides
Wed 6/7 Human Thinking about Goals and Tools
How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World
DN 2 and 3 DN 2 slides
Thu 6/8 How Humans Figure Things Out DN 4 DN 3 slides
DN 4 slides
Gulf of Exec vs Eval slide
2 Mon 6/12 To Err is Human DN 5 DN 5 slides
Wed 6/14 To Err is Human
Thu 6/15 Design Thinking
Wrapping Norman Up
DN 6, 7 DN 6 slides
3 Mon 6/19 Simple Quantitative User Testing (see our main page for where in Blackboard to find new chapter) Quant. Chap. and Sci. vs. Eng. Chap. DN 7 slides,
Quant. T. slides
Wed 6/21
Thu 6/22 Color: Where Design, Biology and Physics Meet Color Chap. Color slides
4 Mon 6/26 Usability Testing Qual. Chap. Qual. T. slides
Wed 6/28 Usability Testing (in class work)
Thu 6/29 Quiz
Icons Chap. Icons slides
5 Mon 7/3 Design Design Chap. Design slides
Wed 7/5
Thu 7/6
6 Mon 7/10
Wed 7/12
Thu 7/13 Text and Sound (reading reflection is extra credit, not required) Text and Sound Chapter
6 Thu 7/13 Final Quiz