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Collaborative Design Session (CDS)
Feb 24th Lecture

Purpose:
 
bullet •To work with application users interactively
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•To rapidly define requirements
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•To create a “strawman” (a paper mockup) of a possible UI for an application.
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•To use to help the design an development team to understand the users needs and wants.
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•To help create a UI that will be acceptable to the Users
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Process:

bulletWell defined roles of participants
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•Interactive
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•Iterative
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•Facilitated brainstorming
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•Clearly Defined Goals
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•Documented Artifacts (drawings, documents, screens designs, etc.)
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Artifacts:
 
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–Business Entities (objects/concepts)
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–Users
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–Actors
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–Actors Goals
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–Workflows – tasks and goals for a specific task
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–Users’ Requirements for the Application
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–Possible UI layouts, flows and functionality
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CDS Worksheets:

These worksheets are to be used to transcribe the information from the CDS that you will create in class.

You DO NOT need to print these out for class. I will provide the teams will a set of printed out worksheets for the session.

You will need to fill in these and send them to me, after class Feb 24th by the following Friday Feb 28th 5PM.

You will also need to hand in, to my mailbox in WWH, the worksheets you create in class, by Friday Feb 28th 5PM.    

PLEASE bring your HW#1 observations, interviews and worksheets with you to lecture.

CDS Worksheets WORD and RTF .

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