Welcome to Prototyping in Interaction Design

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Presentations

Just to clarify. The presentations on Thursday/Friday is individual and you should only attend your own time slot. And no, you shouldn't prepare anything.

Ooops

As many of you noticed, the schedule, uploaded yesterday, had the same list both days. This is fixed now. And here's the schedule.

Presentations

The schedule is uploaded you'll find instructions in the pdf. Schedule. Good luck.

Submission of portfolio

If you make your portfolio as a website and decide to upload it on Internet. It's not enough to simply send me a link to the website. I need a copy in the mail. The reason is that if you just send me a link you can change the portfolio before I read and hence extend your deadline.

Submission of portfolio

Please name your portfolio accordingly: [First name][Last name].[some extension]. For example: MartinHjulstrom.pdf

Portfolio

I've updated the portfolio information for the first and the third exercise. Please read them if you're working with those tasks

Exercise 6

The sixth exercise will start this Monday (3/10) if you want to do the Arduino exercise please go to Low at 10 if you want to work with Flash please go to High

If you'll only read one thing I write...

... Please read the updated information regarding the portfolio under the examination section which (hopefully) will answer many of the questions you might have.

Second course representative meeting

Here you'll find the protocol from the second meeting with the course representatives. http://ixdcth.se/courses/2011/ciu175/sites/default/files/files/Protocol.pdf

Schedule changes

As was announced last Friday there are some schedule changes in the examination week. The portfolio deadline is moved from the 17th of October to the 14th of October, still at 23:59. The exam is moved from the 20th of October to the 17th of October, and the presentations will be at the 20th and the 21st of October.

Resources

During the lecture today I (Martin) talked about mathematics in GUI-design. Here is a link to that for those of you that are interested, http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/09/applying-mathematics-to-web-design/. Smashing magazine is a good resourse for web design. This is not apart of the course this is if you're interested.

Course representative meeting

On Thursday the 22nd of September me (Martin) and the course representatives will have the second meeting. So if you have any issues please talk to them

Welcome

The course will start this thursday (the 1st of September). We will meet at 8:00 in Svea 129. The room is at bottom floor of the Svea building. You can find a map over the Lindholmen campus here: http://www.chalmers.se/HyperText/Karta_Lindholmen.htm.

Purpose

After the course you should have a clear understanding of the use and idea of prototyping in Interaction design, as well as be able to create prototypes at different levels of fidelity using appropriate tools and technologies.

Learning outcome

Knowledge and understanding
- Understand the role of prototyping in interaction design
- List the pros and cons with different types of prototypes. What can we learn through them, and what not?

Skills and abilities
Physical prototyping path focus
- Find possible hardware and software use in prototypes of computational things
- Perform basic programming of micro-controllers connected to sensors and actuators
- Prototype physical form through tinkering and modelling materials

Screen-based prototyping path focus
- Manipulate and create images in programmes based on bitmap and vector graphics respectivel
- Create user interface designs using mock-up tools
- Program simple interactive prototypes

Both paths
- Make simpel 3D sketches
- Present proposals through video prototyping

Judgement and approach
- Choose a suitable type of prototype depending on time, constraints and what needs to be tested
- Plan and evaluate prototypes as part of a design process.

Teachers

Martin Hjulström – Responsible teacher (hjulstro [] chalmers.se)
Johan Sandsjö
Linus Nilsson
Ruxandra Teodoru
Markus Hamburger
Johan Samuelsson
Simon Morris
David Lindecrantz

Technical assistants

Farshid Jafari Harandi
Amir Sabbagh Pour

Examiner

Olof Torgersson

Course book

Sketching User Experiences - Bill Buxton

Reference Litterature

Getting Started With Arduino - Massimo Banzi
Make: Electronics - Charles Platt
Fashioning Technology - Syuzi Pakhchyan
About Face 3 - Alan Cooper