Schedule

Schedule Notes

Each design phase ends with a presentation and document. You’ll deliver the presentation to a review panel and a draft of your document on the penultimate day of each phase, and then meet with me on the last day to discuss panel feedback and revisions to the document for that phase.

Major Project Deliverables with Due Dates

Phase 1: Project Pitch (Late Sept.)
Proposal (Draft Late Sept.; Final due Early October)

Phase 2: Activity Models & Walkthrough (Late October)
Conceptual Design Memo (Draft Late October, Final due Early November)

Phase 3: Prototype Demo (last day)
Functional Specification (Draft last day, Final due last day)

Your documents & presentations will need to appeal to both an community and academic/scholarly audience. Your research reading will be the primary way you gather evidence to support your design choices.

Phase 1:

Week 1 – 8/20

On Building and Listening

  • The Negro Motorist Green-book. 1941. New York City: Victor H. Green, 1941. Print. Negro Motorist Green Book.
  • Winner, Langdon. “Do Artifacts Have Politics?” The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology. 1st ed. University Of Chicago Press, 1989. 19–39. Print.

Week 2 – 8/27

On Building and Listening

  • Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism. New. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973. Print.
  • Feenberg, Andrew. “Subversive Rationalization: Technology, Power, and Democracy.” Inquiry 35.3 & 4 (1992): 301–322. Print.

Week 3 – 9/3

On Building and Listening

  • Eubanks, Virginia. Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age. The MIT Press, 2011. Print.
  • Young, Iris Marion. “Five Faces of Oppression” Justice and the Politics of Difference. Princeton University Press, 1990. Print.
  • Powell, Annette Harris. “Access(ing), Habits, Attitudes, and Engagements: Re-thinking Access as Practice.” Computers and Composition 24.1 (2007): 16–35. ScienceDirect. Web. 27 Oct. 2008.

Week 4 – 9/10

Problem Framing

  • Kaptelinin, Victor, and Bonnie A. Nardi. Acting with Technology: Activity Theory and Interaction Design. illustrated edition. The MIT Press, 2006. Print.
  • Bødker, Susanne. “A Human Activity Approach to User Interfaces.” Hum.-Comput. Interact. 4.3 (1989): 171–195. ACM Digital Library. Web. 14 Aug. 2013.
  • McPherson, Tara. “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White? or Thinking Other Histories of Race and Computation.” Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matthew K. Gold. Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012. 139–160. Print.

Week 5 – 9/17

Needs Analysis

  • Grabill, Jeffrey T. Writing Community Change: Designing Technologies for Citizen Action. Hampton Press, 2007. Print.
  • Losh, Elizabeth. “Hacktivism and the Humanities: Programming Protest in the Era of the Digital University.” Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matthew K. Gold. Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012. 161–186. Print.

Week 6 – 9/24

Proposal Presentations

Phase 2:

Week 7 – 10/1

Reviews & Phase 2

  • Holtzblatt, Karen, and Hugh Beyer. “Making Customer-centered Design Work for Teams.” Commun. ACM 36.10 (1993): 92–103. ACM Digital Library. Web. 14 Aug. 2013.
  • Swarts, Jason. “Being Somewhere: The Meaning(s) of Location in Mobile Rhetorical Action”. Enculturation. 15.
  • Book Presentation: Swarts, Jason. Together with Technology: Writing Review, Enculturation, and Technological Mediation. Baywood Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. Print.

Week 8 – 10/8

Activity Tracing & Contextual Inquiry

  • Kaptelinin, Victor, and Bonnie A. Nardi. Acting with Technology: Activity Theory and Interaction Design. illustrated edition. The MIT Press, 2006. Print.
  • Latour, Bruno. “Where Are the Missing Masses? Sociology of a Door.” Print.
  • Book Presentation: Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies.

Week 9 – 10/15

Object-Oriented Modeling

  • Hart-Davidson, William, Mark Zachry, and Clay Spinuzzi. “Activity Streams: Building Context to Coordinate Writing Activity in Collaborative Teams.” Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2012. 279–288. ACM Digital Library. Web. 19 Aug. 2013. SIGDOC ’12.
  • Bowie, Jennifer L. “Beyond the Universal: The Universe of Users Approach to User-Centered Design.” Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies. Ed. Susan K. Miller-Cochran & Rochelle L. Rodrigo. Hampton Pr, 2009. 135–163. Print.
  • Book Presentation: Miller-Cochran, Susan K., and Rochelle L. Rodrigo, eds. Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies. Hampton Pr, 2009. Print.

Week 10 – 10/22

Cross-Cultural and Situational Use

  • Sun, Huatong. Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users. 1st ed. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012. Print.
  • Potts, Liza. “Designing for Disaster: Social Software Use in Times of Crisis”.
  • Book Presentation: Potts, Liza. Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation. Routledge, 2013. Print.

Week 11 – 10/29

Activity Models & Walkthrough Presentations

Phase 3:

Week 12 – 11/5

Reviews and Phase 3

  • Gurstein, Michael. What Is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)? 2007. Web. 11 Aug. 2012.
  • Banks, Adam J. “Rewriting Racist Code: The Black Jeremaid as Countertechnology in Critical Race Theory.” Race, Rhetoric, and Technology: Searching for Higher Ground. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006. 86–104. Print. NCTE-LEA Research Series in Literacy and Composition.
  • Book Presentation:  Banks, Adam J. Race, Rhetoric, and Technology: Searching for Higher Ground. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006. Print. NCTE-LEA Research Series in Literacy and Composition.

Week 13 – 11/12

The Everyday

  • Schuler, Douglas. Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution. The MIT Press, 2008. Print.
  • Cintron, Ralph. “‘Gates Locked’ and the Violence of Fixation.” Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text, and Discourse. Ed. Martin Nystrand & John Duffy. Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2003. 5–37. Print.
  • Book Presentation:  Nystrand, Martin, and John Duffy. Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text, and Discourse. Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Print.

Week 14 – 11/19

Project Time

Week 15 – 11/26

Project Time

Week 16 – 12/3

Final Design Presentation w/ Prototype Views,

Reflection Papers

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