INLS 690_172 – Usability Evaluation and Testing
Fall 2016

Description: This course will introduce central concepts in usability engineering, testing, and evaluation.
Room/Time: Manning 001: Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Instructor: Rob Capra, r<lastname> at unc dot edu
Office hours: Manning 210: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm, and by appointment
Textbooks: HUT: Handbook of Usability Testing, Second Ed., Rubin and Chisnell. Wiley.
MUE: Measuring the User Experience, Second Ed., Tullis and Albert. Wiley.
ID: on reserve @ SILS Library: Interaction Design, 3rd ed., Rogers and Sharp. Wiley.
Policies: inls690_f16_coursepolicies.pdf


The following schedule is subject to change:

Lecture Date Topic(s) Readings Assigned Due
1 23-Aug Usability Overview
Library Website Exercise
HUT Ch1    
2 30-Aug Usability Testing HUT Ch2, Ch3 UX Tip  
3 6-Sep UX Lifecycle
Data Gathering
Contextual Inquiry
ID Ch9, Ch10 Group forms
P1 Users & Goals
4 13-Sep Models
Cognitive Walkthrough
UX Matters, HTA
5 20-Sep UX and Lifecycle
Cognitive Walkthrough
HUT Ch4 P2 Walkthrough P1 User & Goals
6 27-Sep Moderator Skills HUT Ch4,5    
7 4-Oct UX Goals and Metrics MUE Ch1,3 P3 Test Plan P2 Walkthrough
8 11-Oct Guest Lecture – Test Plans HUT Ch4, Ch5    
9 18-Oct Test Plans HUT Ch6, Ch7    
10 25-Oct Test Plans / Materials HUT Ch8, Ch9    
11 1-Nov Test Materials and Sessions HUT Ch8,Ch9,Ch11 P4 Written Report
P5 Presentation
P3 Test Plan
12 8-Nov Debriefing
Example Study Sequence
HUT Ch10    
13 15-Nov Analysis MUE Ch2    
14 22-Nov Analysis MUE Ch4, Ch5    
15 29-Nov Metrics Summary MUE Ch6, Ch7    
16 6-Dec Project Presentations     P4 Written Report
P5 Presentation