Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 9/22/2015

Introduction (PPT)

Last Year's Lecture Video


Thur 9/24/2015

Design Discovery (PPT)


Last Year's Lecture Video

Tom Kelley, The Perfect Brainstorm, Excerpt from The Art of Innovation

Holtzblatt & Beyer, Contextual Design, Ch. 3 (optional: Holtzblatt & Beyer, Contextual Design. In: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.)

#1 Needfinding (group)  

DP0 / Team Prefs

Tue 9/29/2015

Define (PPT)

Watch ABC News Nightline IDEO Deep Dive, July 1999 (22 minutes)

Bonus video: ABC News, IDEO Design Thinking, January 2013 (60 minutes)


Thur 10/1/2015

Ideate (PPT)


Tips for Working Successfully in a Group by Randy Pausch

The Discipline of Teams, by Katzenbach and Smith, Harvard Business Review

Watch the following videos at home:

Keys to Creating Awesome Teams (5:21), Cyriac Roeding, Shopkick

Working in Teams (0:56), Tina Seelig, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Team Composition (2:33), Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Ways to Create Ecosystems (really characteristics of group intelligence, performance, & innovation) (5:43), Sharon Vosmek, Astia

Ways of Working (5:50), Sue Siegel, GE

#2 POV, HMW, Experience Prototypes (group) #1 Needfinding (group)

1) Presentation #1: Initial Needfinding Results
2) POV Development


Read Karen Cheng article on Critique in advance

Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 10/6/2015

Exploration (PPT)


Last Year's Lecture Video

Pg. 135-151 from Buxton's Sketching User Experiences

#3 Web Site (group)


Thur 10/8/2015 Concept Videos



Last Year's Lecture Video

Watch Video Prototyping Examples

#4 Concept Video (group) #2 POV, HMW, Experience Prototypes

Presentation #2: Final Needfinding, POV, HMW, Experience Prototypes

Tue 10/13/2015

Designing the Future: Early & Future Visions of HCI (PPT)

Last Year's Lecture Video




As We May Think by Vannevar Bush

Tools For Thought Ch 9 (Engelbart Demo)

Thur 10/15/2015 Early Stage Prototyping (PPT)

Last Year's Lecture Video

"Involving Customers with Iterative Design" (Ch 4) of The Design of Sites

"Making a Paper Prototype" (Ch 4) from Paper Prototyping by Carolyn Snyder

#5 Low-fi Prototype & Test (group) #4 Concept Video (group)

Presentation #3: Concept Videos

Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 10/20/2015

Watch & Critique Concept Videos


Gomoll, Kathleen. "Some Techniques for Observing Users." From The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design by Brenda Laurel.


Thur 10/22/2015

Human Abilities (PPT)

Last Year's Lecture Video

Pages 66-99 of "Cognitive Aspects in Interaction Design", from Interaction Design, 3rd Edition by Rogers, Sharp, & Preece

#6 Medium-fi Prototype (group) #5 Low-Fidelity Prototype & Test (group) Presentation #4: Low-fi Prototype & Test
Tue 10/27/2015

Visual Information Design (PPT)


Last Year's Lecture Video

Watch Scott Klemmer’s HCIOnline lectures:
Thur 10/29/2015


Heuristic Evaluation (PPT)

Simple HE in Class

Read How to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation by Jakob Nielsen

Watch Lecture on Video from Last Year

Last Year's Heuristic Evaluation Slides (PPT)

#7 Heuristic Evaluation (individual) #6 Medium-fi Prototype (group)

Presentation #5: Medium-fi Prototype

Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 11/3/2015

Conceptual Models & Interface Metaphors (PPT)

Last Year's Lecture Video

"The Psychology of Everyday Things" (Ch. 1), from The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman




Thur 11/5/2015

User Testing (PPT)


Last Year's Lecture Video


#8 Hi-fi Prototype (group)

#7 Heuristic Evaluation (individual)

#9 Heuristic Evaluation (ad-hoc group)

Heuristic Evaluation Template (Google Doc)



Tue 11/10/2015

Midterm Review (PPT)

Thur 11/12/2015 MIDTERM EXAMINATION (in class)     Project Work and Feedback in Studio


Guest Lecture: Irene Au (Khosla Ventures)

Work on project in class

  #10 Poster & Pitch Slide (group) #3 Web Site (group)


Thur 11/19/2015

Design Patterns (PPT)

Last Year's Lecture Video

The Design of Sites, by van Duyne, Hong, & Landay:
1) "
Making the Most of Web Design Patterns" (Ch 2)
2) "Up-Front Value Proposition" (Pattern C2)
3) "Process Funnel" (Pattern H1)
4) "Meaningful Error Messages" (Pattern K13)
  #8 Hi-fi Prototype Midway Milestone (group) Presentation #6: Hi-fi Prototype Midway Milestone (group)
Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 12/1/2015

On Body & Out of Body User Experience (PPT)



    #10 Poster & Pitch Slide (group)  
Thur 12/3/2015 No Lecture - work on Project    

#8 Hi-fi Prototype (group)

demo due by Thur night/Friday Studio

write-up due 6 PM Saturday

30-second Pitch & Demo Practice (group)
Fri 12/4/2015
6-9 PM

Project Fair
d.School Attrium

CS 147 Overivew (PPT)

Project Fair Winners (PPT)