Tentative Course Schedule

Web-Site Usability MIT 5390 / CS 4390

Summer I, 2004

 

 

 

Date Read Turn In Theme

 

June 27 D&R chs 11-12 Task instructions for Mechanics of testing

(in class) Round 1 (in class)

 

June 29 D&R ch 19-20 Round 1 tape & episode list Affordance models

J ch 2 Design-heuristic example

& explanation (DHEE)

for task-support

July 6 D&R chs 1-4 Round 1 analysis & priorities Goals of usability testing

J ch 3 DHEE for navigation

 

July 11 D&R chs 5,8,9 Round 2 task instructions Working with users

J ch 4 DHEE for form

 

July 13 D&R chs 16-18 Round 2 tape & episode list Working with developers

J ch 5 DHEE for search

 

July 18 D&R chs 13-15 Round 2 analysis & report Situational validity

J ch 6 DHEE for text & writing

 

July 20 D&R chs 21-24 Round 3 tape & episode list Reporting results

J ch 7 DHEE for link appearance

 

June 25 D&R chs 6,7,10 DHEE for graphics & layout Reporting results (2)

J ch 8

 

June 25 (Final Exam) Round 3 analysis & reports

(5:00-7:45 p.m.) Web design-heuristics paper (graduate students)

 

 

(rev. 4, 24 June 2004)