IML 400 Spring 2015

Assignment 3: UI/UX Fundamentals

  1. History of the web
    • Research and 6 minute Presentation
    • Make a simple web page for the presentation content, and use it to present your content. For this assignment it is only required that you use HTML. CSS and/or Javascript are optional
    • Group 1: The web in 1992-1996
    • Group 2: The web in 1996-2000
    • Group 3: The web in 2000-2004
    • Group 4: The web in 2004-2007
    • Group 5: The web in 2007-2014
  2. Update class cover page
    • Add interactivity and dynamic content
    • Based on considerations about your potential audience/users, apply UI/UX Design reasoning to justify your update

Due Date

Monday, February 9nd, 9:00am.


  1. Andrew Maier - Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design
  2. Ben Shneiderman - Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design
  3. Charles L. Mauro - Why Angry Birds is so successful and popular
  4. Apple OS X Human Interface Guidelines - Design Principles
  5. Apple OS X Human Interface Guidelines - User-Centered Design
  6. Jakob Nielsen - How Users Read on the Web
  7. Dan Gardner and Mike Treff - The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design

Please prepare a report where you compare and combine insight from all this [mostly super short] readings.

Readings Due Date

Monday, February 9nd, 9:00am.

Additional Resources


  1. 1995, otherwise known as “the year the Web started changing lives”
  2. Cory Doctorow's Lively and insightful technical history of the Internet
  3. Ted Nelson and The Curse of Xanadu
  4. Alan Kay's Tribute to Ted Nelson

    User Experience / User Interaction Design

  1. Bill Moggridge's Designing Media
  2. Bill Moggridge's Designing Interactions
  3. Apple OS X Human Interface Guidelines
  4. What Is a Card?
  5. How Bodies Matter Five Themes for Interaction Design
  6. How Home Depot Copied Apple to Build an Ingenious New Bucket —“the importance of this design rests less in its features and more why it was developed in the first place”
  7. The IxD [Interaction Design] Library - a blog
  8. Some of the Nielsen Norman Group Most Popular Articles