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== Week 4 ==
 Flexible

Gooey: Soft & Sticky (DG217)

Code of conduct

  • This assignment will not be considered to be completed if
    • you attend less than 60% of the meetings.
    • you fail to deliver any of the presentations and the reports in time.
    • you quit the assignment.
  • Any excuses of not attending the meetings must be emailed to me 2 hours piror to the scheduled time.
  • No excuse after the scheduled time.

Assignment description

Approach

  • learning by doing (together)
  • learning from each other
  • book, book, and yet another book.

Groups

Schedule

Week 1

Lecture
Homework
  • Form 4 teams.
  • Every team starts reading a book on GUI. You may share the chapters inside your team. In the following 3 meetings, each team presents 3 "golden tips" learned from the book, and each tip should come with 2 examples that are not from the book.
  • Every team takes one of the following tasks. You are supposed to complete the task in 4 weeks. In the last meeting, every team should present the results.
    1. Find two extreme examples of web designs of the same kind, that the team likes most and hates most. Redesign the worst example. Presents the results.
    2. Compare two OS GUIs (for example MAC OS X, KDE, GNOME, and Windows Desktop). Redesigns one of them for a target user group of the team's choice. Presents the results.
    3. Design a new theme for WordPress.

    4. Any other interesting tasks. But confirm with me first.
Resources

Week 2

Activity
  • 3 "golden tips" and 6 examples from each team. 15 minutes for each team. (10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion)

Week 3

Activity
  • 3 "golden tips" and 6 examples from each team. 15 minutes for each team. (10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion)

Week 4

Activity
  • 3 "golden tips" and 6 examples from each team. 15 minutes for each team. (10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion)

Week 4

  • Flexible

Week 6

Activity
  • Final presentations (results of the team task)
  • Q&A session

  • Feedback session
Homework
  • Individual report (no more than 2-page A4 in 10-point typeface) on
    • what has been learned;
    • feedback on the assignment: complaints, comments and suggestions
    • to be delivered it by next Tuesday, 5:00pm
  • If you deliver your report through email, please indicate "DA217" in the subject.

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