Course review

Read these to prepare for class discussion

  1. A new global visual language for the BBC's digital services and be prepared to talk about it in terms of what we have discussed this semester
  2. a relevant article from the Nielsen Norman Group
    Great Design Always Means Great Style


One more thing from our textbook

Good UX Comes from Being Open to Input

  • Be sure to tap the talents of everyone on your team; be open to input and don't think that you "own" the UX. The more that all team members understand the UX goals and contribute to them, the better.
  • Collaboration can be challenging, so learning to speak the languages of all the players on the team and to appreciate their perspectives and challenges is important. The more you do so, the more receptive they will be to your UX ideas and the better they'll be able to help you realize them.
  • Collaboration goes both ways, and you should always be looking for ways that your UX data and insights can help others on the team solve problems and make the case for their work.
  • If the team you're in doesn't have the time and resources for a fuller UX process, consider using the Lean UX approach.
  • Always keep your eyes and ears open for inspiration out and about in the world; it can come from the most unexpected places and in the briefest of moments. Constantly be looking for ideas from other domains that you can translate into your product.

After discussing where we have been and where we have arrived, there is an evaluation form...


Carolina Course Evaluation

Course evaluations will be handled by a system called Class Climate. Everything - from email reminders to data compilation - will be done through Class Climate. You can expect to see that evaluations will go out during the second to last week of classes. From there Class Climate will handle the rest; it will notify and remind students that they must complete their evaluations. Evaluations will end by the end of finals.

SILS Teaching Evaluation

As part of the Class Climate course evaluation process at the end of the semester, SILS has its own additional evaluation questionnaire for its courses. This questionnaire was originally developed by ILSSA. The questions are open-ended and allow you to provide more specific comments about each course. The responses to these questionnaires are aggregated and then distributed to the instructor for the course. They are intended solely for the instructor to improve this particular course or his/her teaching in general. In order to serve that purpose, we need to hear from each of you.

You may complete this form at your leisure, but it would also be very appropriate for you to complete it in class on the last scheduled session.