Call me Mick. I am in my first year at UT-Austin, but have been a professor elsewhere since 2004. I do research, mainly in accessibility, and teach in HCI and data science. In my spare time I play the irish flute and do woodworking. I have a wonderful family including two adorable teenagers.
Let’s go around the room and have you introduce yourselves and say a bit about yourselves.
We’re following the syllabus. If you look under week one, it says In class introductions. There is an In class item (or items) every week. There are also topic items, reading items, and assignment items.
Week 1 (12 Jan) Introduction — What is HCI / UX? — UX lifecycle — Read Hartson and Pyla (2019): Ch 1, 2, 4 — Read Norman (2013): Ch 1 — In class: introductions — Assignment: HCI background questions (not graded)
… that our schedule is packed!
There’s a lot of reading in this class, some writing, some presentation, and some use of typical UX tools.
So let’s look at each of those in turn …
Readings this week include Hartson and Pyla (2019): Ch 1, 2, 4 and Norman (2013): Ch 1. These are pretty serious readings and you need to carve out time to devote to them. In addition, the readings in future weeks have to be done before class, not after. We’re only saving these readings for after class because it’s the first week.
The only assignment this week is to do the HCI questionnaire. Please do it now.
There are two instructors for this course. I want to make the course as similar as possible for the two groups taking it. Therefore, I’m going to go over Jacek’s slides on a weekly basis. 〈pause for Jacek’s slides〉
I don’t plan to go over the syllabus in detail in future lectures. I expect you to use it daily or weekly to stay up todate with the readings and assignments. If you’re not opening the syllabus every week, you’re in trouble.
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