Usability, Accessibility and User Centered Design

Overview

David Lamas, Ilya Shmorgun Tallinn University, 2012

Overview
‡ Our goal is
± To deepen the perceived scope of interaction design by focusing on
‡ Usability and accessibility issues
± Mainly addressing evaluation methods, tools and metrics

‡ Bringing usability and accessibility concerns into usercentered design processes

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Overview
‡ This is achieved with
± Seminars ± Demos ± Readings ± Hands-on practice to help reflect upon the foundations provided by the above

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Overview
‡ Sessions
± 6.2 (seminar and demo) Usability ± 8.2 (seminar and demo) Accessibility. ± 10.2 (workshop) Usability ± 13.2 (workshop) Usability ± 20.2 (workshop) Accessibility ± 27.2 (workshop) Accessibility ± 12.3 (seminar) User centered design
‡ Presentation of discussion of the workshop reports
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Overview
‡ Resources
± Course blog
‡ http://ifi7148.wordpress.com/

± Course dropbox
‡ Please send tour dropbox e-mail addresses do david.lamas@tlu.ee

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Overview
‡ Assignments
± Usability workshop ± Accessibility workshop
‡ Group work
± Will be introduced in more detail later on

‡ Both workshop reports should be submitted by 12.3
± By e-mail, in PDF, to david.lamas@tlu.ee

‡ The reports will also be presented and discussed during the 12.3 session

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Overview
‡ Assignments
± Reading cards
‡ Each student must select 4 papers, book chapters, report sections and build a personal reflection on how to soundly bring usability and accessibility concerns into user centered design processes
± A document pool exists on the course dropbox but students are free to pursue alternative sources

‡ The individual reading cards should be submitted by The reading cards should be submitted on 10.2, 13.2, 20.2 and 27.2
± By e-mail, in PDF, to david.lamas@tlu.ee

‡ The reflection will be presented on 12.3
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Overview
‡ Grading
± The final grade is based upon
‡ Usability workshop (35%) ‡ Accessibility workshop (35%) ‡ Reading cards (30%)

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