DESIGN 390

Principles of

Interaction

Design

CRN 43648

Tues/Thurs 6-7:20pm

MH 138

 

bridget.weis@wwu.edu

Office hours:

Tues/Thurs 2:30-4:00pm

Office: FI 106B

 

  •  

    Video: What is UX design?

    Affordance | noun | the qualities or properties of an object that

                                           define its possible uses or make clear how it

                                           can or should be used

    Introductions

                       – Name

                       – Area of study

                       – Why you want to learn about Interaction Design or "UX"

                       – Choose one object you have with you today and describe

                          2 of its affordances.

  • SEPT 29:

  • OCT 01:

    Reading discussion: Why Human-centered Design Matters

    1. According to Thomsen, what is one common misconception in Silicon Valley?

    2. What does Design Thinking mean?

     

     

    Lecture continued: Introduction to Interaction Design

     

     

    Small-group discussion: Usability vs User Experience

    Choose an object that you have with you and describe one usability goal and one user experience goal associated with it.

     

                Usability Goals: Can I use it?

                effective, efficient, safe, utility, easy to learn, memorable

     

                User Experience Goals: Do I want to use it?

                satisfaction, enjoyable, engaging, entertaining, motivating,
                challenging, rewarding, helpful

     

     

    Dieter Rams (10 principles for good design -- Thanks Miriam for the great link!)

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    Read: Preface + Chapter 1

  • OCT 06:

    Reading discussion: Chapter 1

     

     

    Video: Don Norman, "The three ways that good design             makes you happy"

     

     

    Lecture: History of Interaction Design

     

     

    Project 1: Case Study

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    Nothing due 10.08, however, you should start making progress on your paper or start reading chapter 2 which are both due on 10.13.

     

  • OCT 08:

    Lecture continued: History of Interaction Design

     

     

    Steve Jobs on the ever changing field of technology

     

     

    Project 1: Case Study Quick Clarifications

    1. I don't expect you to use sources other than the images that you use, for those be sure to include an MLA format "Works Cited" section at the end of your paper.

     

    2. Please write in paper format without sub-headers. Also, be sure to use proper grammar and sentence structures (avoid bulleted lists).

     

    3. Be sure to cover each section of the assignment equally and don't focus primarily on improvements! I want to see how you observe and analyze the user experience of your product or service.

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Case study DUE. Upload your .pdf to Canvas one hour prior to class.

     

    2. READ: Chapter 2.

  • OCT 13:

    Reading discussion: Chapter 2 "The Psychology of Everyday Actions"

     

    1. Explain the concepts of "Gulf of Execution" and "Gulf of Evaluation" pg. 38

     

    2. What are the seven stages of action pg. 41

     

    3. What are some of the differences between Subconscious and Conscious
        Systems of Cognition? pg. 49

     

    4. Reactions to the section on human error? pg. 67

     

     

    Lecture: User Centered Design

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    Nothing due 10.15, though you may way to begin the reading assignment for next week (chapter 3). Also, don't forget to watch Objectified before October 27th.

  • OCT 15:

    Lecture Continued: User Centered Design

     

     

    Video: Usability Testing with Blink UX

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Read Chapter 3

    2. Watch Objectified before October 27th

  • OCT 20:

    Reading discussion: Chapter 3 "Knowledge In The Head and In The World"

     

    1. Explain the concept of "Great precision is not required"  pg. 76

     

    2. Give examples of some natural constraints that exist in the world  pg. 76

     

    3. Explain the distinction between "knowledge of" (also called declarative knowledge) and "knowledge how" (also called procedural knowledge)  pg. 78

     

    4. In the section about memory, describe "memory for arbitrary things" vs "memory for meaningful things"  pg. 98

     

    5. Explain some of the tradeoffs between knowledge in the world vs in the head  pg. 110

     

     

    Lecture: UX Research

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Start reading Chapter 4 (due 10/27)

    2. Watch Objectified before October 27th, in-class comprehension exercise on 10/27

  • OCT 22:

    Lecture: UX Research

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Read Chapter 4

    2. Watch Objectified before class, in-class comprehension exercise on 10/27

  • OCT 27:

    Lecture: Product Design

     

     

    Objectified Quiz (20 min)

    Please return your quiz to me as you leave class.

     

    Note: If you require special accommodations and have an agreement with DRS
    for an extended test taking duration, you will have an additional 20 minutes after
    class to finish the quiz.

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    Start reading Chapter 5 (due 11/3)

  • OCT 29:

    Lecture Continued: Product Design

     

     

    Project 2: Interactive Solution

    Interactive Solution Checklist

    Interactive Solution Prompts

     

    Get together with your team to exchange contact information and choose a prompt!

     

    Team 1

    Emily Ann Allen

    Britt Robert Bodin

    Dallas Dyson

    James Owen Richard

     

    Team 2

    Oliver Elliot Amyakar

    Daniel Alan Calton

    Ivy Olena Ferguson

    Anna Catherine Schneider

     

    Team 3

    Kieran McClain Baker

    David Jonathan Campbell

    Ozvaldo Aguilar Flores

    Paris Adele Spence

     

    Team 4

    Bostynn Hailey Barnes

    Yuya Era

    Miriam Brooke Gootherts

    Amy Lee Spengler

     

    Team 5

    McKenna Rose Beckman

    Laura Catherine Garrigues

    Hoh Joon Im

    Vanessa Marie Swenson

     

    Team 6

    Annie Jane Boush

    Masako Inoue

    Jessica Nicole Koker

    Lydia Rose Taron

     

    Team 7

    Sarah Janelle Cederberg

    Breanna Mckenzie Kauffman

    Kyle Alan Manske

    Julian Patrick Tennyson

     

    Team 8

    Emily Annette Chan

    Kyla Mckay Kent

    Mariana Monteiro Citon

    Jade Wells Thurston

     

    Team 9

    Sombath Chum

    Spencer Robert McFarland

    Paloma Alohilani Ovesen

    Christopher Thomas Utterback

     

    Team 10

    Nathalie Carol Cushing

    Marius Sindre Moen

    Christopher Joseph Pace

    William Henry Walsworth

     

    Team 11

    Wynter Rose DesJardins

    Berenice Puente Ibarra

    Lukas Northcraft Sexton

    Morrigan Rae Weible

     

    Team 12

    Anastasia McKinney DeVol

    Reese Isamu Murakami

    Julia Josephine White

     

    Team 13

    Daniela Dimitrova

    Edward Thomas Hanko

    Sierra Carol Raines

    Ashley Erica Ziencina

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Read Chapter 5

    2. Begin phase 1 with your project team (complete by 11/05)

  • NOV 03:

    For the duration of Project 2 we will have "Stand-up" style check-ins at the beginning of class. I will post the questions that I want to hear answered, and I expect you to rotate who on your team is speaking.

     

    Agile Alliance "Daily Meeting"

    Scrum's 3 Questions

    What is Scrum?

    Tips for effective stand-ups

    Common stand-up mistakes

     

     

    Project 2 check-in:

    1. What progress have you made on phase one?

    2. What are your next steps?

    3. What do you plan to accomplish during class today?

    4. Has your team been in contact with one-another, having any issues?

     

        PHASE 1: DEFINE AND RESEARCH

        Define requirements

        Contextual research

        User research (survey, interview and/or focus group)

        User goals

        Scenarios

     

     

    TO DO TODAY:

    1. Create a weekly schedule of times that you will work together as a team.

    2. Map out your deadlines, tasks to get to each deadline, and who "owns" each task

        For example: What kind of research is each person responsible for?

                               Who is owning visual design vs. content creation?

     

    Note: It is important for your team to schedule time where you will come together to make decisions. Set clear expectations for how each person will prepare for those meetings. After your brainstorm sessions, meetings are not for doing work, they are for making decisions and making sure that everyone is aligned.

     

     

    Project 2: Interactive Solution

    Interactive Solution Checklist

    Interactive Solution Prompts

     

     

    Here is the link that Lukas mentioned in class:

    http://www.whatcomcounty.us/625/Lake-Whatcom-Reconveyance

    Note: If you plan to miss class for this event, it will count as an absence
    and it is your responsibility to know the content I discuss in lecture.

    Reminder that my office hours are Tues/Thurs from 2:30-4pm.

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    Complete phase 1 with your project team.

  • NOV 05:

    Project 2 check-in:

    Update us on your status, what have you gotten done and what issues are you having?

     

    Schedule time with your team to come in to my office hours to talk about your team's dynamics.

     

    Note: Please contact me if you are having issues within your group if you are feeling uncomfortable dealing with them within your team.

     

     

    Lecture: Design for Emotion

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Read chapter 6

    2. Work on phase two with your team and make significant progress on your project.

  • NOV 10:

    Project 2 check-in:

    Update us on your status, what have you gotten done and what issues are you having?

     

    Schedule time with your team to come in to my office hours to talk about your team's dynamics [see sign-up sheet].

     

    Note: Please contact me if you are having issues within your group if you are feeling uncomfortable dealing with them within your team.

     

    Sample Presentation

    Sample Process Book

     

     

    Lecture: User Interface

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    Work on phase three with your team and make significant progress on your project.

  • NOV 12:

    WORK EXPECTATIONS:

    It is commonly recommended that students spend 2-3hrs working outside of class to every 1 hours of class time. So what does that mean? I expect each of you to be doing productive and meaningful work for at least 6-9 hours per week outside of class.

     

    Team 10 has not scheduled a time with me, please do so before leaving class today.

     

    Sample Presentation

    Sample Process Book

     

     

    Lecture Continued: User Interface

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Make sure that phase two is fully developed so that you can show a breadth of explorations. Once you have completed your research and brainstorming phases you should have a clear concept to go forward with.

     

    2. Begin working on phases 3 and 4 (visual design and usability testing).

     

    3. Continue reading, should be finishing chapter 7 by next week. Plan your time so that you have the book completed before 11/24's final exam review session.

  • NOV 17:

    PROTOTYPING & USABILITY TESTING

     

    "Tools for entrepreneurs: do your first usability test"

     

    "How to Make a Mobile Paper Prototype"

     

    "How to make a cardboard prototype"

     

    "Prototyping and Model Making - Students of Product Design Episode 5"

     

     

    TODAY IN CLASS:

    How many of you have conducted some usability tests?

     

    Create a plan for conducting a usability test that involves users running through your paper prototype or storyboard. Include questions in your script like "What would you expect to see at this point?" or "What do you expect to happen when you press this?"

     

    If you already have started conducting tests, use this time to conduct further tests. Remember that usability testing is a requirement of this project, so I expect to see some form of prototype that you are able to test out.

     

    Article about Apple design (thanks for the great find Anastasia!)

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    1. Make significant progress on your project so that you can spend Thursday-Tuesday finalizing your process book and presentation documents. Canvas will only let you turn in pdfs for both, so make sure to have the correct formats.

     

    2. Continue reading, should be finishing chapter 7 by next week. Plan your time so that you have the book completed before 11/24's final exam review session.

     

    3. Remember that our guests from Microsoft will be visiting us on Thursday and will give a lecture on how to present, followed by a Q&A session. There

  • NOV 19:

    In class today:

    Guest lecture from Nathan Auer . Make sure to mention that you met him in my class so he knows to accept your invite!

     

     

    Quick clarification for Project 2 Process Book:

    'Business Requirements' and 'User Requirements' are different from the user goals in that these refer to the requirements that the solution must include from a business positioning standpoint.

     

    If you are designing a space for people, this would refer to the backbone of the design from the stance of the design team or the product creators.

     

    i.e. "The space will promote the brand by engaging with our demographic. It will feel warm and inviting, but provide educational facts in a friendly way."

     

    This is the description of how the solution should look and feel (it's personality) from the brand's perspective, based on the research of your users.

     

    Sometimes this includes information like pricing and market segmentation, for this project we will avoid that level of detail. This will be similar to the 'product objectives' section of your presentation.

     

     

    DUE NEXT CLASS:

    Project 2 (Process Book + Presentation) is due on Canvas one hour before the start of class on Nov 24th.

     

    We will spend class on the 24th reviewing for the Final Exam so bring questions and review materials. I will also provide a study guide to narrow down your studies for the final (be warned: it will still have quite a lot of info on it).

  • NOV 24:

    PROJECT 2 DUE TODAY

     

     

    NO CLASS TODAY

    Final exam study materials can be found here. If you would like to request an office hours meeting today, please email me.

     

     

    NEXT CLASS:

    We will start with presentations next class. Be prepared to present and I will choose who will present and post the order at the beginning of class. Remember that you will have 10mins to present and then I will give you feedback.

  • DEC 01:

    In class today:

    We will begin with project presentations today. Even teams will present today, in order (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and then 12).

     

    You will have 10 minutes to present plus 2-3 minutes of critique. I will be keeping time to ensure that we get through everyone today.

     

     

    Team 2

    Oliver Elliot Amyakar

    Daniel Alan Calton

    Ivy Olena Ferguson

    Anna Catherine Schneider

     

    Team 4

    Bostynn Hailey Barnes

    Yuya Era

    Miriam Brooke Gootherts

    Amy Lee Spengler

     

    Team 6

    Annie Jane Boush

    Masako Inoue

    Jessica Nicole Koker

    Lydia Rose Taron

     

    Team 8

    Emily Annette Chan

    Kyla Mckay Kent

    Mariana Monteiro Citon

    Jade Wells Thurston

     

    Team 10

    Nathalie Carol Cushing

    Marius Sindre Moen

    Christopher Joseph Pace

    William Henry Walsworth

     

    Team 12

    Anastasia McKinney DeVol

    Reese Isamu Murakami

    Julia Josephine White

     

     

    NEXT CLASS:

    We will continue with presentations starting at 6pm next class. If your team presented today, be sure to be a respectful audience for your classmates on Thursday and give them a good critique.

     

    If your team did not present today, be prepared to present Thursday. Remember that you will have 10mins to present and then I will give you feedback.

     

    Final is on Tuesday Dec. 8th from 6-8pm

    It is a combination of multiple choice, short answer, and 2 design prompts.

  • DEC 03:

    In class today:

    Odd numbered teams will present today, in order starting at 6pm (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and then 13). Those of you not presenting, be sure to be a respectful audience for your classmates and give them a good critique.

     

    You will have 10 minutes to present plus 2-3 minutes of critique. I will be keeping time to ensure that we get through everyone.

     

     

    Team 1

    Sample Website

    Emily Ann Allen

    Britt Robert Bodin

    Dallas Dyson

    James Owen Richard

     

    Team 3

    Website Sample

    Kieran McClain Baker

    David Jonathan Campbell

    Ozvaldo Aguilar Flores

    Paris Adele Spence

     

    Team 5

    McKenna Rose Beckman

    Laura Catherine Garrigues

    Hoh Joon Im

    Vanessa Marie Swenson

     

    Team 7

    Sarah Janelle Cederberg

    Breanna Mckenzie Kauffman

    Kyle Alan Manske

    Julian Patrick Tennyson

     

    Team 9

    Sombath Chum

    Spencer Robert McFarland

    Paloma Alohilani Ovesen

    Christopher Thomas Utterback

     

    Team 11

    Info Packet

    Bike Brochure

    Wynter Rose DesJardins

    Berenice Puente Ibarra

    Lukas Northcraft Sexton

    Morrigan Rae Weible

     

    Team 13

    Daniela Dimitrova

    Edward Thomas Hanko

    Sierra Carol Raines

    Ashley Erica Ziencina

     

     

    NEXT CLASS:

    Final is on Tuesday Dec. 8th from 6-8pm

    It is a combination of multiple choice, short answer, and 2 design prompts.

  • DEC 08:

    Class meets from 6pm-8pm today and will comprise of:

     

    1. Final Exam (complete exam and turn it in before you can begin peer reviews)

     

    2. Project team peer reviews

     

    3. Course evaluations (please fill this out in the hallway if you finish before others, need a volunteer to deliver them after everyone has completed theirs)

     

SEPT 24: