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SWE 632 : User Interface Design and Development
Schedule — Fall 2014

Week Date Topic Readings Project Evals
      Handouts Due Dates  
18/28 Introduction and Background Class admin
Responsibilities
S-Ch. 1
   $300,000,000 button
   Doonesbury
  1a: Checkout
29/4 Theory, Psychology
Analytical Thinking
S-Ch. 2.1-2.3.5
C-Ch. 1, 3
Thinking
   Don't Make Me Think
   The book
Project assigned 1a due
1b: Cell phone
39/11 Mental Models
Menus, Screens, & Form Fill
C-Ch. 2
S-Ch. 6, 11.4
Menus
   Apple's Flatland
Statement of Intent due 1b due
49/18 Command Languages and Error Messages S-Ch. 7, 11.2
C-Ch. 25
CLs
Error Msgs
   thedailywtf.com
User Profile due 2a: TV Guide
2b: GMU SIS
59/25 HyperText Theory
Review
Hyper
Web Site Design
   Nielsen on frames
   W3C's validator
Interface Goals due 2a due
610/2 Graphical User Interfaces C-Ch. 9-11
   Flow in Firefox
Technology Demo due
Deploying servlets
2b due
3a: Drawing tool
710/9 Midterm Exam      
810/16 Graphical User Interfaces C-Ch. 12-14
   Firefox Transient
   Icon Design
Screen Designs due 3a due
3b: Music player
910/23 Graphical User Interfaces
Colors
Interaction Details
Color
   color wheel
C-Ch. 15-17
   drag-n-drop
  3b due
4a: Email
1010/30 Graphical User Interfaces
Data Entry
C-Ch. 18-20   4a due
4b: Travel site
1111/6 Controls C-Ch. 21-24   4b due
5: eRepublik game
1211/13 Usability Engineering
International
S-Ch. 4, Nielsen
Usab Eng
   Web UI articles
International
Games
Demoable projects due
5 due
1311/20 Usable Security   Non-Demo projects due
 11/27 Thanksgiving—no class      
1412/4 Examplar Project Demos
Wrapup & review
Final review  
 12/8-9 Reading Days Per GMU policy, late projects CANNOT be submitted on or after the reading day.
1512/11 FINAL EXAM 4:30 - 7:15    

Note: S-Ch. X means chapter X in Shneiderman; C-Ch. X means chapter X in Cooper.

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