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Summer School at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund 2015

from the 29th of June until the 3rd of July 2015 in Dortmund:


Usability Engineering


Target: to create an online teaching unit including a small case study (SW-project) demonstrating one or more Usability Engineering techniques (e.g. Personas, Paper Prototypes, Guerilla Testing). Participants will learn how to use the required Usability Engineering techniques and our eLearning tool ILIAS (including Adobe Connect). The result will be an eLearning module with the required materials to allow self-learning, remote-teaching and blended learning.

Prerequisites: one or more of the following competences: - Skills in programming (preferably JAVA) - Knowledge of using software development tools and/or tools for UI creation, prototyping or testing - Knowledge of office tools like word, powerpoint, graphics tools - Knowledge of filming - Project management skills to organize and manage the project Results: 3 ECTS for successful participation in the summer school, additional 3 ECTS for delivering a homework (e.g. additional eLearning material + documentation) defined during the summer school.


- Christian Reimann (FH Dortmund, overall coordination) - Elena Vitkauskaite (Center for eBusiness Research, KTU, Lithuania) - Thomas Langkau (FH Dortmund, eLearning expert, ILIAS, Adobe Connect)


Monday , June 29: 09:00 – 17:00 - Introduction to the topics - Setup of the team - ILIAS Training - Lunch - Adobe Connect Training - Provision of the respective IT environment

Tuesday, June 30: Start at 9:00 – 18:00 - Presentation of the case study - Work plan for the project - Lunch - Getting Started: Case Study - Planning of the deliverables (ILIAS module, tutorial, films, examples)

Wednesday, July 1: Start at 9:00 – 18:00 - Concept and specification for the deliverables (esp. U.-Eng. Techniques) - Lunch - Hands-On session for the selected Usability Engineering techniques

Thursday, July 2: Start at 9:00 – 15:00 - Hands-On session for the selected Usability Engineering techniques - Lunch - Hands-On session for the selected Usability Engineering techniques - Afternoon 15:00: team building event of complete summer school

Friday, July 3: Start at 9:00 – 16:00 - Integration of deliverables into overall course - Trial run of the complete eLearning course - Lunch - Presentation of the complete eLearning course - Lessons Learned, feedback and definition of next steps (e.g. homework)