Syllabus

Last updated: Oct 27, 2020 at 2:09am

The specifics of a number of lectures are still to be determined. Once the many uncertainties about actual operating conditions resolve, relevant lecture materials and topics will be provided.

Virtual lectures are asynchronous. They will be released some time during the day and students will watch them at their convenience.

In-person lectures are synchronous, on Fridays 3-5pm. Students will be assigned to classrooms by teams.

  class/event assigned due
Sep 2
Wed
Lecture 1: 2.s009, Do My Part! (virtual)
Lab section signup
(absolutely, most definitely required! We do not use registrar section assignments)
 
Sep 4
Fri
  Lab section signup
due at 9 PM
  class/event assigned due
Sep 7
Mon
Labor Day
   
Sep 9
Wed
Event: Theme reveal   8:30 PM  in classrooms TBD. Join your team for the reveal of this year's theme!
Idea Fair  
Sep 10
Thu
Workshop: Idea Fair   7-8 PM (virtual) If you have a schedule conflict please be sure that your team has a member attending your assigned sessions.
   
Sep 11
Fri
Ideation

3-Ideas presentation

Design Notebook

Project timesheet

 
  class/event assigned due
Sep 14-15
Mon/Tue
  Ideation
due in lab
Sep 17
Thu
Lecture 5: Making the Pitch (virtual)
Training: Credit Card training   12PM-1PM (Zoom). All financial officers must attend. If you have an irreconcilable conflict, please contact Chevalley Duhart.
Franken-Pitch
Sep 18
Fri
Lecture 6: Sketch Models (in-person)

Franken-Pitch
due 9PM

Results

  class/event assigned due
Sep 21-22
Mon/Tue
   
Sep 22
Tue
Workshop: Taking the Bull by the Horns   7-8 PM (virtual)
Sep 23
Wed
Lecture 6+: Pitch-ure this! (virtual)
Sep 24
Thu
Training: RFP training   12PM-1PM (virtual)
All financial officers must attend. If you have an irreconcilable conflict, please contact Chevalley Duhart.
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
   
Sep 25
Fri
Milestone 1: 3-ideas presentation (in-person)
Milestone reflection 3-Ideas presentation
due at 3 PM sharp

3-idea presentation
  class/event assigned due
Sep 27
Sun
Lecture 8: Key Questions for Sketch Models (virtual)
Sketch model review
For additional pointers on sketch modeling techniques, please see the 2.009 sketch modeling tutorials, designy resources for cardboard, foam core, and blue foam.

Peer review 1
 
Sep 28-29
Mon/Tue
 
Sep 28
Mon
  Project timesheet
for 3-ideas phase, due by midnight
Milestone Reflection
for 3-ideas phase, due by midnight
Sep 29
Tue
Tutorial: Video Loggers Training, 8-9 PM (virtual)
 
Sep 30
Wed
  Peer review 1
due by 9 PM


Design notebook digital submissions
due by 10 PM
Oct 1
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
   
Oct 2
Fri
Lecture 9: Product Benchmarking (in-person)
   
  class/event assigned due
Oct 5-6
Mon/Tue
 
All team officer positions should be finalized
Oct 6
Tue
Lecture 10: Understanding the User (virtual)
 
Oct 7
Wed
Information Open House, 7-8 PM (virtual)

Technical Review

Assembly model review

 
Oct 8
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
   
Oct 9
Fri
Milestone 2: Sketch model review (in-person)


Sketch model review
due at 3 PM sharp

Sketch model results
  class/event assigned due
Oct 12
Mon
Columbus Day – Holiday

Lecture 12: Decisions and Codes of Values (virtual)
Workshop: Moderating Design Disputes, 7-8 PM (virtual)
Team Code of Values  
Oct 13
Tue
Lab 5: Making the decision! (Mon Schedule on Tue)
Peer review 2

Team review
Oct 14
Wed

Project timesheet
for sketch model phase, due by midnight

Milestone Reflection for sketch model phase, due by midnight

Design notebook digital submissions
due by midnight
Oct 15
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
Workshop: SI Communications, 7-8 PM (virtual)
  Team Code of Values draft
due by midnight
Oct 16
Fri
Lecture 13: Product Architecture (in-person)
Chicken Chart Specification Exercise Results
  Peer review 2
due by midnight

Team review
due by midnight
Oct 17
Sat
  Team Code of Values final
due by midnight
  class/event assigned due
Oct 19-20
Mon/Tue
   
Oct 20
Tue
   
Oct 22
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
  Assembly model
Oct 23
Fri
Milestone 3: Assembly review (in-person)
  Assembly review
due at 3 PM sharp

Assembly review results
  class/event assigned due
Oct 26-27
Mon/Tue
 
Oct 26
Mon
Lecture 16: Project management and scheduling (virtual)
Origami exercise
Oct 27
Tue
 
Origami exercise
due by midnight

Project timesheet
for assembly review phase, due by midnight

Milestone Reflection
for assembly review phase, due by midnight

Design notebook digital submissions
due by midnight
Oct 28
Wed
ID consultations, 6-8 PM (virtual)
Peer review 3

Oct 29
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
Workshop: Business models, 7-8:30 PM (virtual)
   
Oct 30
Fri
Lectures 17: Design for assembly (in-person)
  Peer review 3
due by midnight
  class/event assigned due
Nov 2-3
Mon/Tue
Lab 8: Technical review, planning the rebuild
   
Nov 2
Mon
Lecture 18: Product form (virtual)
   
Nov 5
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
   
Nov 6
Fri
Milestone 4: Technical review (in-person)
Design review

Final presentation materials

Technical review
due at 3 PM sharp

Technical review results
  class/event assigned due
Nov 8
Sun
Tutorial: Product/Experience Storytelling, 6-7:30 PM (virtual)
   
Nov 9-10
Mon/Tue
Lab 9: Redesign, rebuilding, and presentation design
 
Nov 9
Mon
Lecture 20: Presentation design (virtual)
Consultation: Design review   times TBD
Individual team reviews with course instructor.
   
Nov 10
Tue
 
Project timesheet
for technical review phase, due by midnight

Milestone Reflection
for technical review phase, due by midnight

Design notebook digital submissions
due by midnight
Nov 11
Wed
Veteran's Day – Holiday
Lab access – Student-side only
Workshop: Product naming, 12:30-1:30 PM (virtual)
   
Nov 12
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
   
Nov 13
Fri
Presentation consultations (30min/team)
   
  class/event assigned due
Nov 16-17
Mon/Tue
Lab 10: The final push!
   
Nov 17
Tue
Presentation practice sessions (in-person, evening)
   
Nov 19
Thu
CI Office Hours, 12-2 PM (virtual)
   
Nov 19-20
Thu/Fri
Milestone 5: Final presentation recording (in-person, off-campus studio location)
3-4 hr filming session per team; 3 teams on Thursday; 3 teams on Friday
  Prototype and final presentation slides
due by filming time
Nov 20
Fri
End of in-person phase
 
Nov 21
Sat
Students leave campus
   
  class/event assigned due
Nov 23
Mon
Thanksgiving Week holiday – No lab!
   
Nov 25
Wed
Thanksgiving Week holiday – No lecture!
   
Nov 26
Thu
Happy Thanksgiving!
   
Nov 27
Fri
It's Black Friday
   
  class/event assigned due
Nov 30/Dec 1
Mon/Tue
All done. Labs, no more!
 
Dec 1
Tue
 
Design notebook digital submissions
due by midnight
Dec 2
Wed
Peer review 4
Dec 4
Fri
Final presentation preparations – No lecture!
  Digital brochure
due midnight
  class/event assigned due
Dec 7
Mon
Milestone: Final presentation   7:30-9:30PM (virtual)
   
Dec 9
Wed
Lecture 22: Course Wrap-Up (virtual)
 
Project timesheet
for final phase, due by midnight

Milestone Reflection
for final phase, due by midnight

Peer review 4
due by midnight
Dec 11
Fri
Instructors: Final grades meeting at noon
   
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