Course Outline and Assignments for Website Interface Design Class

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assignments not completed in class will be assigned as homework. This schedule may change based on class experience and instructor’s discretion.

Assignments Deadline
Week Class Date Topic Reading In Class Blog Dropbox Date Soft Hard
1 01-16-15 Interface Design Concepts Don’t Make Me Think, chapters 1-2 (19 pages) 01-23-15 start of class
Design Brief start of class midnight
Homepage Wireframes start of class midnight
2 01-23-15 Web Design Patterns Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Don’t Make Me Think, chapters 3-5 (19 pages) 01-30-15 start of class
Brilliant Museum Homepages midnight
Museum Home Page start of class midnight
3 01-30-15 Designing for Emotion and Mental Models Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Don’t Make Me Think, chapter 6 (45 pages) 02-06-15 start of class
Gallery Pages, Version 1 start of class midnight
4 02-06-15 Website Navigation and Prototyping Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Don’t Make Me Think, chapter 7 (29 pages) 02-13-15 start of class
Gallery Pages, Version 2 start of class midnight
5 02-13-15 Showing Complex Data I Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Don’t Make Me Think, chapters 8-9 (37 pages) 02-27-15 start of class
Calendar of Events Page, Version 1 start of class midnight
6 02-20-15 Holiday—President’s Day
7 02-27-15 Showing Complex Data Display II Presentation 02-27-15 1st 2 hours of class
03-06-15
Calendar of Events Page, Version 2 start of class midnight
8 03-06-15 Complex Form Building Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Online Ticket Purchase, Version 1 03-13-15 start of class midnight
9 03-13-15 The Design Specification Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Online Ticket Purchase, Version 2 03-20-15 start of class midnight
10 03-20-15 Designing for Mobile Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Mobile Layout 03-27-15 start of class midnight
11 03-27-15 Final Project Lab Presentation 1st 2 hours of class
Final Project start of class end of class

Most assignments will have a soft deadline of the beginning of the next class session. This is so that we can have a student showcase/critique, and you can get valuable feedback on your work prior to the hard deadline indicated in the far right column. Your Presentation grade will depend upon your participation in this activity, both as presenter and as responder.