1 Quality, usability and ergonomics, examples of poor usability
2 User’s models and personas, user’s centered design, requirements, user cases, task and task/personas matrix
3 Usability testing and evaluation
4 ISO9241-10: the seven principles and examples, Norms and standards. Fundamentals of accessibility
5 Needs/artifact cycle, Design thinking, Lean Agile design approach and Prototyping
6 Visual perception and Gestalt and application to interface design
7 Theory and usage of colors
8 Designing for errors situations: errors prevention and errors management
9 Form design
10 Order, equilibrium and time. Haptics, sound and augmented reality
11 Usage of text: elements of typography, legibility and readability.
12 Neuro and emotional design. The beauty of simplicity.
13 Final review of works done
We think that in order to work effectively designing WEB page and APP a basic knowledge of how it works under the cover may be very useful. This basic knowledge will be given with 4 short lessons:
1 General introduction to HTTP protocol, a framework for code
2 Basic HTML 5 notions and language structure
3 Basic CSS 3 notions and language structure
4 Basic native iOS & Android interfaces notions
1 Web site and APP usability analysis, benchmarking and redesign
This activity simulates a real word business situation.
An customer with a real WEB site and related APP will be assigned to each group of students.
We will imagine that the customer asks if WEB and APP are usable and how to correct errors and make them very usable.
The group will benchmark and analyze the WEB and the APP, perform formal evaluations and prepare a proposal for activities in the form of a presentation of the whole analysis and a proposal for the suggested modifications.
The table of content of the final work will be:
1 Our customer: activities, description and purpose of on line presence.
2 Identification of sites for benchmark, alike and akin. Benchmark.
3 Personas, tasks and personas/tasks matrix
4 Heuristic analysis
5 Number of clicks analysis
6 Definition of analysis parameters, evaluation and comparison
7 “And so what” final slides with the whole analysis.
8 Proposals for pages modification in order to make the system more usable, design.
2 Curriculum vitae and portfolio
Each student will give evidence of having understood the basic concept of usability will prepare a Curriculum Vitae and a personal portfolio using Adobe Dreamweaver