Interaction Design I Schedule (IAD3000)

Updated: Sept 26th, 2020

You'll find most things needed for class here (except quizzes and grades, which are on D2L). If anything on this webpage doesn't work or you need help, contact Prof. Lahey on Discord! You can find the syllabus (course policies, assignments, et cetera) here.

Week 1: Prep

Aug 17 (M) - Aug 23 (Sun): You’ll learn about class expectations, Goal-Directed Design (GDD, the core approach learned in class), and complete a slew of assignments geared toward setting you up.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Join the class Discord server

N/A

N/A

2. Complete Miro Assignment, Part 1

Find prompt here

8/22 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

3. Watch "Intro + Discord" video

Find here

N/A

4. Watch “Syllabus” video

Find here

N/A

5. Complete Syllabus Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

8/22 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

6. Read Video Intro Assignment

Find prompt here

N/A

7. Complete Skills Survey

Find here

8/22 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

8. DM Prof. Lahey your Video Intro link

On Discord

8/22 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

9. Complete Discord Meet Up, Part 1

Find prompt here

8/22 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

10. Read IAD Comprehensive Overview

Find here

N/A

Week 2: Intro GDD

Aug 24 (M) - Aug 30 (Sun): You’ll be introduced to GDD, our core approach, set up Miro, a collaborative platform for virtual work that we'll use in this class, complete user testing certification, and be part of a Discord Meet Up.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Read About Face: Chapter 1

Your book

N/A

2. Complete Reading 1 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

8/26 (Wed) @ 11:59pm

3. Watch “Lecture 1” video

Find here

N/A

4. Complete Lecture 1 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

8/29 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

5. Complete CITI Certification

Find prompt here / Turn in here

8/29 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

6. Watch Video Intro videos

See Discord "intro-video-links"

N/A

7. Complete Video Intro Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

8/29 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

8. Complete Miro Assignment

On Miro

8/29 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

9. Complete Discord Meet Up, Part 2

On Discord

8/29 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

Week 3: Research

Aug 31 (M) - Sept 6 (Sun): You’ll learn about the emphasis on research in GDD.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Read About Face: Chapter 2

Your book

N/A

2. Complete Reading 2 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

9/2 (W) @ 11:59pm

3. Watch “Lecture 2”

Find here

N/A

4. Complete Lecture 2 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

9/5 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

Week 4: Bridging Gap

Sept 7 (M) - Sept 13 (Sun): You’ll learn about Personas, Context Scenarios, and Requirements.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Read About Face: Chapters 3 & 4

Your book

N/A

2. Complete Reading 3 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

9/9 (W) @ 11:59pm

3. Watch “Lecture 3”

Find here

N/A

4. Complete Lecture 3 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

9/12 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

Week 5: Frameworks

Sept 14 (M) - Sept 20 (Sun): You’ll learn about all issues related to building frameworks in GDD. Additionally, you'll prepare for the Exam.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Read About Face: Chapters 5, 10, 13, 19 (507 - 554)

Your book

N/A

2. Complete Reading 4 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

9/16 (W) @ 11:59pm

3. Watch “Lecture 4”

Find here

N/A

4. Complete Lecture 4 Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

9/19 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

5. Read over GDD Exam Prep

Find prompt here

N/A

Week 6: Exam Prep

Sept 21 (M) - Sept 27 (Sun): You’ll learn about the GDD Essay Exam and prep for your Pitches next week.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Read GDD Essay Exam prompt

Find prompt here

N/A

2. Read Final Project Prompt

Find prompt here

N/A

3. Read Pitch Assignment

Find prompt here

N/A

Week 7: Pitches

Sept 28 (M) - Oct 4 (Sun): You’ll learn about the Final Project, create a Pitch video, rate Pitch videos, be assigned into Final groups, and turn in your Essay Exam

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Watch "Final Project" video

Find here

N/A

2. DM Prof. Lahey your Pitch link

On Discord

9/29 (T) @ 11:59pm

3. Turn in Weekly Schedule

Find template here / Turn in here

10/2 (F) @ 11:59pm

4. Watch all Pitch videos

See Discord "pitch-video-links"

N/A

5. Turn in Pitch Rankings

Find template here / Turn in here

10/2 (F) @ 11:59pm

6. Turn in GDD Essay Exam

Turn in here

10/4 (Sun) @ 11:59pm

Week 8: Research/Model

Oct 5 (M) - Oct 11 (Sun): This week is the start of the Research and Modeling Phases. The goal of these Phases is to produce a Research Report and Research Presentation. This week, you'll learn how to do affinity maps and your Team will do a Group Check-in with Prof. Lahey to make sure everything is on track.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Team Leader, make sure you are planning for all deadlines from Weeks 8 - 11

Final Project Prompt

N/A

2. Watch “Affinity Mapping” video

Find here

N/A

3. Team Leader, fill out Group Check-In Doodle

See Discord "doodle-links" (live by Sept 28)

10/5 (M) @ 11:59pm

4. Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

N/A

10/7 (W) @ 11:45pm

5. Team Leader, DM Prof. Lahey User Research Questions (minimum of 7)

On Discord

10/7 (W) @ 11:59pm

6. Complete Group Check-in via Discord

On Discord

10/10 (Sat) @ 6:00pm

Week 9: Research/Model

Oct 12 (M) - Oct 18 (Sun): There are no specific due dates for this week. The Team should focus on completing GDD documentation (Miro). Please check the Final Project Prompt for instructions and to make sure your Team is on track.

Week 10: Research/Model

Oct 19 (M) - Oct 25 (Sun): There are no specific due dates for this week. The Team should continue to focus on completing GDD documentation (Miro) and starting to craft the Research Report and Research Presentation. Please check the Final Project Prompt for instructions and to make sure your Team is on track.

Week 11: Research/Model

Oct 26 (M) - Nov 1 (Sun): Everything for the Research Phase is due this week. In addition to the Research Report and Research Presentation, Prof. Lahey will check over all work on Miro, you'll watch Research Presentations, and take a quiz. Please check the Final Project Prompt for instructions and to make sure your Team is on track.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Complete Kickoff Meeting Template

On Miro

10/26 (M) @ 11:59pm

2. Complete Persona Hypothesis Template

On Miro

10/26 (M) @ 11:59pm

3. Team Leader, DM User Research Consent Forms to Prof. Lahey (4 in total)

On Discord

10/26 (M) @ 11:59pm

4. Complete Interview Affinity Map Templates (4 in total)

On Miro

10/26 (M) @ 11:59pm

5. Complete Persona Template

On Miro

10/26 (M) @ 11:59pm

6. Complete your Research Report

Turn in here

10/26 (M) @ 11:59pm

7. DM Prof. Lahey your Research Presentation link

On Discord

10/28 (W) @ 11:59pm

8. Watch all Research Presentation videos

See Discord "research-video-links"

N/A

9. Take Research Presentation Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

10/31 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

Week 12: Requirements

Nov 2 (M) - 8 (Sun): This week will focus on the Requirements Phase of GDD. The goal of this Phase is to produce a Context Scenario and Requirements List. Please check the Final Project Prompt for instructions and to make sure your Team is on track.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Complete Context Scenario Template

On Miro

11/7 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

2. Complete Requirements List Template

On Miro

11/7 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

Week 13: Frameworks

Nov 9 (M) - 15 (Sun): This week will focus on the Frameworks Phase of GDD. The goal of this Phase is to produce a robust, coherent wireframe comprised of a Key Path Scenario and many Validation Scenarios. Additionally, you’ll turn in user testing questions for IRB approval. Please check the Final Project Prompt for instructions and to make sure your Team is on track.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Team Leader, DM Prof. Lahey User Testing Questions

On Discord

11/9 (M) @ 11:59pm

2. Complete Wireframe Template

On Miro

11/14 (Sat) @ 11:59pm

Week 14: Process Pages

Nov 16 (M) - 22 (Sun): This week you’ll work on building your design out on a prototyping platform and continue user testing. Additionally, you'll learn about Process Pages by watching a video and taking a quiz. Please check the Final Project Prompt for instructions and to make sure your Team is on track.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Watch “Process Pages” video

Find here *link activates when live*

N/A

2. Complete Process Pages Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

11/18 (W) @ 11:59pm

Week 15: Thanksgiving

Nov 23 (M) - Nov 29 (Sun): Nothing.

Week 16+: Wrapping up

Nov 30 (M) - Dec 9 (Wed): You’ll hand in all relevant material and watch Final Presentations. And, with that, you'll be done.

Activities:

Locate:

Due:

1. Export all Miro Work

From Miro to your personal storage

N/A

2. Team Leader, DM User Research/Testing Consent Forms to Prof. Lahey (2 in total)

On Discord

12/2 (W) @ 11:59pm

3. Team Leader, DM Prof. Lahey your prototype

On Discord

12/2 (W) @ 11:59pm

4. Team Leader, DM Prof. Lahey your Final Presentation

On Discord

12/2 (W) @ 11:59pm

5. Watch Final Presentation videos

See Discord "final-video-links"

N/A

6. Complete Final Presentation Quiz

D2L > Quizzes

12/7 (M) @ 11:59pm

7. DM Prof. Lahey your Process Page

On Discord

12/9 (M) @ 11:59pm

8. Review Forms due

Find prompt here / Turn in here

12/9 (M) @ 11:59pm