Schedule

Spring 2015

Tuesdays

Thursdays

1

1/13/2015

Semester Intro: Professional Practice,
User Experience Design, Info Design

Concept Iteration Assignment

Reading Assignment

1/15/2015

Review Prototyping Tools:Processing, processing.js, Axure, Arduino, PHP/MySQL
Ketai/Android

Real-Time Data Drawing Assignment

2

1/20/2015

Wireframes Studio

Wireframe Assignment assigned
Concept Iteration Assignment due

1/22/2015

Real-Time Data Drawing Lab

3

1/27/2015

UI Design Studio
Wireframe Assignment due

Workshop Prep: Fall Research, Concept Definition, User Experience Mapping, Personas, Wireframes & UI

1/29/2015

Real-Time Data Drawing Lab

4

2/03/2015

Mentors Workshop

3 Concept Iterations: Wireframe & UI Concepts (3 screens)

2/05/2015

Real-Time Data Drawing Lab

5

2/10/2015

UI Design Studio: Personas/Experience Map. System Requirements, User Testing

2/12/2015

Real-Time Data Drawing Assignment due

6

2/17/2015

UI Design Studio: Personas/Experience Map. System Requirements, User Testing

2/19/2015

Rapid Prototyping Workshop

7

2/24/2015

UI Design Studio: Personas/Experience Map. System Requirements, User Testing

2/26/2015

Rapid Prototyping Workshop

8

3/03/2015

Mid-Term Presentations

3/05/2015

Prototyping Lab

9

3/10/2015

Design Studio: UI

3/12/2015

Prototyping Lab

Axure for Students & Teachers
1. Sign up for free student license
2. Download free trial
3. Do the Core Training 6 videos in 1 hour

Let’s all do this and discuss in class next Thursday 3/19.

10

3/17/2015

Design Studio: UI

3/19/2015

Prototyping Lab

11

3/24/2015

Spring Break

3/26/2015

Spring Break

12

3/31/2015

Object-Oriented Programming demo
Proposal/Documentation Studio

4/02/2014

Tablet Slide Demo demo
Prototyping Lab

13

4/07/2015

Class Crits: Pin-up process & share prototypes in progress
Proposal/Documentation Studio

4/09/2014

Prototyping Lab
Chancellor’s Visit

14

4/14/2015

Proposal/Documentation Studio

4/16/2014

Prototyping Lab

15

4/21/2015

Finalize Proposal/Rehearsals

4/23/2014

Finalize Prototypes

16

4/28/2014

Final Pres. Rehearsals

4/30/2014

Final Presentations
w/ Mentors & Guest Critics

Fall 2014

Tuesdays

Thursdays

1

8/26/2014

Presentation: Civic Innovation Lab
Syllabus & Class Site
Register on class site
——
_Reading Assignment: “Critical Visualization” by Peter Hall from Design and the Elastic Mind, Moma (2008).
_hello.processing (watch & play along by 9/02)

8/28/2014

_Tour Innovation Center
_Wordpress CMS
——
Guest Lecture: 
Marcia Lausen, Obama Presidential Library
——
_Assign Questions for Tom Schenk
_Assign Secondary Research
_Finding Topics
_Skills & Interests Survey

2

9/02/2014

_Download & install processing
_Review hello processing
_01 Processing
_Tutorial: Variable & Conditional

 

9/04/2014

Guest Lecture: Tom Schenk, Director of Analytics and Performance Management for the City of Chicago
——
_Look @ Data Sources
_Topic Boards: 2 Thesis Statements (sources) + 1 Project
_Present early findings

3

9/09/2014

_01 Processing (con’t)
_Mouse Interactions
_Tutorial: Repetition/Loops

9/11/2014

(MW out for conference)

_Jon’s Media Art Presentation
——
_Secondary Research Due (boards)
_Assign New Tech Secondary Research (new boards)
_New Tech Resources (IIT/MIT…)

4

9/16/2014

Reading Response due

Interactive Game (Pong)

9/18/2014

Reading Discussion
——
_Teams Assigned
_New Tech Secondary Research due
_Combine Secondary Research
_Assign Secondary Research Synthesis
——
_Lecture: Human-Centered Design
_Assign Primary Research

5

9/23/2014

Assign Drawing Machine

Android SDK

Download Android SDK here
Processing Android wiki

Mouse Position on Mobile/Tablet

Pong on Tablet

9/25/2014

Secondary Research Synthesis due

Rapid Prototyping Workshop (IPD in a day)

Check out www.designkit.org/methods

6

09/30/2014

Lab: Drawing Machine

10/02/2014

Guest Lecture: Tom Schenk, Director of Analytics and Performance Management for the City of Chicago
——
Guest Lecture: Sara Frisk, IDEO, Design Insights, & Divvy
——
_Insight Cards, Primary Research Boards

_Mid-Term Presentation Overview

7

10/07/2014

Lab

10/09/2014

Guest Lecture: Jessica Charlesworth, Speculative Design & Future Scenarios

Jess_thought experiment
——
_Imagine your topic(s) in the future
_What can you do now?
_How does speculation offer critique?

8

10/14/2014

Drawing Machine due
Lab

10/16/2014

Mid-Term Presentation Preview

9

10/21/2014

Set up Project Board for mid-term
Board Title Template: Board-TitleSheet Folder

10/23/2014

Mid-Term Presentations/Workshop

10

10/28/2014

Mid-term recap
More Primary Research, as needed

Rapid Prototyping Workshop 2: 2014-1028_RapidPrototypingWorkshop2

Experience Map & System Requirements Assignment

10/30/2014

Processing Workshop: Arrays

Assign Data Drawing Assignment

11

11/04/2014

Lab

11/06/2014

_Primary Research Completed
_3 Project Concepts + System Requirements

Assign Project Proposal (Final Pres)

12

11/11/2014

Lab

11/13/2014

Team Studio

13

11/18/2014

Lab

11/20/2014

Proposal Draft Presentations

14

11/25/2014

Assignment 2 due

11/27/2014

NO CLASS  ::  Thanksgiving

15

12/02/2014

Lab

12/04/2014

Final Presentations