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TDDD03 Industrial Engineering and Systems Usability Issues

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Mar. 16  Suplementary examination

Today is the deadline for the regular take-home exam. If you do not pass this exam there will be two more chances this year.

The re-exam will be sent out on Monday April 27 in the afternoon. The deadline for that exam will be Friday June 7. Please contact Mattias Arvola a few days before April 27 if you want this re-exam sent to you.

The round-up exam will be sent out on Monday August 19 in the afternoon. The deadline for that exam will be Friday August 30. Please contact Mattias Arvola if you want this round-up exam sent to you.

You are welcome back to the course next year if you do not pass the exam on the regular take-home exam, the re-exam or the round-up exam.

Mar. 12  Blog post

If you need some more food for thought I just ran across a blog post about UX and the Kano Model by Christian Holst.

Feb. 27  Take-home exam

The take-home examination has now been distributed to the course email list. Please contact Mattias Arvola if you have not received it. Deadline is March 16, 2013.

Feb. 18  Cut-and-paste typo now fixed

There was a cut-and paste error in the discription of Indivudal deliverable for Step 1. Deadline for the delivery of the completed take-home exam as well as the individual deliverable of Step 1 is 16th of March at midnight and nothing else.

Jan. 13  Slides from lecture 5

Uploaded under Material in the left-hand menu.

Feb. 5  Assessment of individual deliverables

5 points will be rewarded individual deliverables that only partly solve the task, i.e. only analyze and discuss one small part of the step, or only use a small part of the literature to analyze and discuss the work. If the part you have done is good it would be harsh to give the deliverable 0 points. We will therefore reward such deliverables 5 points. No students have however received 5 points on the individual assignment of step 1.

Feb. 5  Graded project

We just discovered that we made a mistake when redesigning the course. We worked using the English syllabus for the course, where the grading scale is not explicit. When we recently looked at the Swedish version of the same syllabus, it is clear that the project should be graded (fail/3/4/5), and not just fail/pass.

However, this is not a big issue since we already have non-mandatory individual deliverables attached to each step of the project. Each of them is worth 10 points. If you collect a total of 20 points on these you receive the grade 5 for the project. If you collect 15 you get grade 4. If you activiely participate in the project but do not turn in these deliverables or do not collect 15 points, you get grade 3 for the project.

Furthermore, you may still hand in the individual deliverable of step 1 if you have not done so already. The deadline for handing it in is now the same as the deadline for the take-home exam. This gives you enough time to hand in the individual deliverable for step 1 if the grading scale for the project have affected your priorities.

Please take note: This does not affect the take-home exam or the course grade in any way: the scores received on the individual deliverables give you bonus points for the take-home exam as previously announced, and the course grade is based on the take-home exam.

Jan. 30  Specification of take-home exam

Updated the description of the take-home exam. It is now more detailed. Click Examination in the menu to the left.

Jan. 27  Missing a seminar

Supplementary examination if you miss a seminar: interview two other participants about what was said at the examination and what they learned from it. You then send your notes from the interview to your supervisor.

Jan. 27  Slides from lecture 4

Uploaded under Material in the left-hand menu.

Jan. 16  Uploaded Material

You can find a link to the Pershona Sheet and slides from the two first lectures under Material in the left-hand menu.

Jan. 16  Project Groups

All groups shall appoint a contact person and mail Jenny the name of that person. The contact person will be highlighted in the list below in bold.


Group 1:
Charlotte Andersson, Henrik Lovén, Victor Grane, Rasmus Toivonen, Ali Amin

Group 2:
Martin Bergdahl, Linus Linander, Fredrik Hylerstedt, Nils Kernell, Ruijie Zhu

Group 3:
Qinyan Hu, Karla Sofia Sortero, José Kaled Avila, Sujeong An

Group 4:
Elena de la Puente Monente, Susanne Engström, Aniina Fagerström, Christoffer Tingö, Alexander Jansson


Group 5:
Magnus Kjellander, Andreas Larsson, Erik Claug, Mihael Ursic, Thomas Schützler

Group 6:
Allaa Al-omaishe, Marcus Larsson, Joy Friberg, Sudharshan Rabi, Johan Angelstam

Group 7:
George Papaioannou, Natalia Malov, Suleyman Khan, Ismail Moussaoui, Aftab Ali, Monika Streuer

Group 8:
Martín Daniel Jiménez Rodríguez, Rebeca Gomez, Oskar Garcia

Jan. 15  The Project Case

You can find the project case to work with in this PDF.

Jan. 14  Scaling Your UX Strategy

Harvard Business Review Blog post by Robert Fabricant, Vice President of Creative for Frog:

In business today, "user experience" (or UX) has come to represent all of the qualities of a product or service that make it relevant or meaningful to an end-user - everything from its look and feel to how it responds when users interact with it, to the way it fits into people's daily lives. You even hear people talking about UX as the way in which a consumer connects to a business - all the touch-points from marketing to product development to distribution channels.

Jan. 11  Decision: Course Literature

We have, for the project work, assigned new articles that fit the assignment well and they will also be used for the take-home exam. The book "Cost-Justifying Usability" which we previously had thought of as the primary literature is electronically available through the university library and can be used for reference during the take-home exam, but it is not mandatory reading.

Jan. 10  Course Literature

It seems that the course book "Cost-Justifying Usability" is out of print. We need to figure out a solution to this and will get back to you as soon as possible when we know how to handle this problem.

Jan. 9  New Guest Lecture

Karin Ackerholm, Business Developer at InnovationskontorEtt, and previously design strategist and business developer at inUse, will give a lecture on Effect Mapping and Business Development.

Jan. 9  The ROI of Great Customer Experience

Designing for usability is about focusing a service or product development on the future customer experience. So what is the ROI of that? Take a look at this blog.

Jan. 4  Updated Web Site

The course info is now up.

Dec. 18  Welcome to the Course of 2013

Updating of the course information for 2013 is in progress and will be published as soon as possible. Some minor changes are being planned, come back and check for them. The course schedule will be published in TimeEdit as usual. Course leader this year will be Jenny Johansson, who can be reached at jenny.k.johansson at liu.se.
Eva and Jenny

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Last updated: 2007-11-29