Week 5, Feb 5

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Tuesday, February 5

Due Today

  • Reading: Katz, Designing Information, Chapter 2, "Qualitative Issues" (40-75).
  • Reading Responses: Find an example of information design on the Web (a site, a posted photo) or in the world (take your own photograph) that raises qualitative issues discussed in Chapter 2. The example should illustrate one of the features of quality mentioned in this section: shapes, color, labeling, connections, point of view, interpretation, etc. How does the example use qualitative design effectively? Ineffectively Try to use the terms from the reading as you discuss your example. Be sure to add a link to the image or site if you don't use your own photograph. If you do use your own photograph or other example, attach it to your post or link to it in some way so that other can view it. Use the tags: reading response, qualitative issues, and any others that you wish. (Use all lower case for tags for consistency.)

Group Activities

For Thursday, February 7

  • Reading: Norman, Chapter 4 (no written response required)
  • Selection and short discussion of your example of information design, posted to your blog and tagged project 1. See Project 1 description for more details.

Thursday, February 7

Due Today

  • Reading: Norman, Chapter 4 (no written response required)
  • Selection and short discussion of your example of information design, posted to your blog and tagged project 1. See Project 1 description for more details.

Group Activities

  • Meet in groups of three to discuss examples chosen for Project 1. Authors should show their examples to respondents. Respondents should ask questions about the suitability of the example and whether it displays the principles of qualitative design richly enough to warrant analysis.
  • Discuss Collaborative, Client-Based Project, Meet in Groups

On Your Own

For Tuesday, February 12

  • Reading: Norman, Chapter 5 (no written response required)