ahandrewh teaches IAT-334interface design

The Summer 2021 version of IAT-334Interface Design

Course overview

Important information for an overview of Interface Design.

Projects and exercises

Course-work for the term.

Projects

Longer and more complex.

P1: Features
  • Individual project.
  • From May 18 to June 8/June 10.
  • Worth 10% of final grade.
P2: Heuristics
  • Individual project.
  • From June 8 to June 29/July 1.
  • Worth 20% of final grade.
P3: Interface Proposal
  • Group project.
  • From June 29 to July 13/July 15.
  • Worth 15% of final grade.
P4: Interface Design
  • Group project.
  • From July 13 to August 3/Aug 5.
  • Worth 25% of final grade.

Sketching exercises

Short weekly practice in process.

Sketch #1
  • From May 18 to May 23.
Sketch #2
  • From May 25 to May 30.
Sketch #3
  • From June 1 to June 6.
Sketch #4
  • From June 8 to June 13.
Sketch #5
  • From June 15 to June 20.
Sketch #6
  • From June 22 to June 27.
Sketch #7
  • From June 29 to July 4.
Sketch #8
  • From July 6 to July 11.
Sketch #9
  • From July 13 to July 18.
Sketch #10
  • From July 20 to July 25.

Reading reflections

Written reflections on reading content. Only five required over the term.

Reading reflection #1
  • From May 18 to May 25.
Reading reflection #2
  • From May 25 to June 1.
Reading reflection #3
  • From June 1 to June 8.
Reading reflection #4
  • From June 8 to June 15.
Reading reflection #5
  • From June 15 to June 22.
Reading reflection #6
  • From June 22 to June 29.
Reading reflection #7
  • From June 29 to July 6.
Reading reflection #8
  • From July 6 to July 13.
Reading reflection #9
  • From July 13 to July 20.
Reading reflection #10
  • From July 20 to July 27.

Lectures

All lectures slides for Summer 2021.

User Interface Thinking (May 18)

An introduction to the course as well as getting you started on sketching interfaces.

Aesthetic Affordances (May 25)

Considering guidelines and affordances in designing interactions.

Aesthetic Assessment (June 1)

More on affordances and heuristic assessment of interfaces.

Understanding Users (June 8)

Looking at different types of users, their goals, and how we can understand them.

Talking to Humans (June 15)

An introduction to approaches for interviewing users and the resulting consideration of research ethics.

Teeny Tiny Actions and Patterns (June 22)

Exploration of more interaction and interface patterns as well as the introduction of microinteractions.

UI for Humans (June 29)

A recap of human-specific issues in interface design including (but not limited to) accessibility and culture.

Surveying the Land (July 6)

Surveying users and deriving meaning from research results.

Protoflow (July 13)

How we go about prototyping testable interfaces and interactions.

When We Fail (July 20)

Dealing with the reality of when we fail... because we will at some point fail.

Interface the Future (July 27)

Looking into future considerations or aspects of interface design.

The End (August 3)

There will be no formal lecture this week, content is to be determined.