Schedule

Week 1

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Introduction
  • Enrollment and logistics
  • Assignment 1 released: Data-centered discussions

Thursday:

  • Lecture: Relationship building
  • Studio time (searching for problem knowledge)

Week 2

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: User research methods (interviewing, observation, surveys)
  • Assignment 2 released: User research reports

Thursday:

  • Studio time (prepping for user research)

Week 3

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Problem framing
  • Assignment 3 released: "How might we" problem frames

Thursday:

  • Studio time

Week 4

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Sketching and storyboarding
  • Assignment 4 released: Storyboards

Thursday:

  • Studio time (refining storyboards)

Week 5

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Prototyping
  • Assignment 5 released: Preliminary prototypes

Thursday:

  • Studio time (building prototypes)

Week 6

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Exchanging feedback, pivoting, and iterating
  • Assignment 6 released: Prototype testing

Thursday:

  • Studio time

Week 7

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Video making
  • Assignment 7 released: Video script and storyboard

Thursday:

  • Studio time

Week 8

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Visual design and branding
  • Assignment 8 released: Style guides and poster drafts

Thursday:

  • Studio time

Week 9

Tuesday:

  • Lecture: Verbal pitches
  • Assignment 9 released: Final submissions

Thursday:

  • Studio time

Week 10

Tuesday:

  • Studio time

Thursday:

  • Studio time

Week 11 (Finals Week)

Tuesday:

  • In-class verbal pitches and poster session