Introduction to Usability Engineering
Hours per Week
/ 5.0 Difficulty
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Very easy but very enjoyable. Hann Scott's rebuild has turned the modules for this class into the best I've seen in the program. You definitely get out what you put in. You can make this a nothing class or put some time in and learn some interesting concepts.
Submitted Sun Aug 20 2023
Even though this was my first quarter with OSU (transferred in), I'm pretty sure this has to be the easiest class out there. Most of the work is writing paragraphs and sketching on Figma. Workload is about 3 to 8 hours a week. If you have a good group, class is super easy, if you have a bad group, class is still pretty easy. Don't this class if you want to get your money's worth learning, but if you need an easy A or filler, don't hesistate to take it
Submitted Mon Aug 14 2023
Don't take this class in summer: it requires a lot of group work, and many of your classmates will think Summer == Vacation, so you will be stuck completing most of the assignments on tight deadlines while your group members ghost you. Otherwise, interesting, relevant course material. Hann Scott is the most engaged instructor I've had at OSU. I think this course would improve by requiring more prerequisites, such as SWE I, so that students would come to it with more experience of group projects.
Submitted Fri Aug 04 2023
Other students often recommend taking this class for an easy A, which means most people in the class do not seem to care about putting in any effort. The grading is very lenient, and a lot of students end up doing the bare minimum. If you care at all about the quality of your work, but don't want to carry an entire group project on your back, avoid this class. You can learn usability engineering on Youtube (like everything else in the program).
Submitted Sat May 20 2023
This class is so fun, just be sure to communicate clearly with your group and things should go smoothly.
Submitted Wed Jan 11 2023
Not much coding, a lot of group work and writing. Maybe the easiest class I’ve taken but my group was pretty good.
Submitted Thu Dec 22 2022
Make sure you get equal work completed by your teammates or be prepared to work disproportionally to your teammates.
Submitted Thu Dec 15 2022
Use the dictation feature of Google Docs or Microsoft Word to get through the assignments with absurd length requirements. None of the reports are challenging except fulfilling the length requirement.
Submitted Mon Dec 05 2022
Lots of busy work, but basically completion grades based on simple reqs and word count. Discussion posts are weighted very heavily so do not miss those!
Submitted Mon Aug 29 2022
Very important topic, great for anyone without exposure to the subject to learn as it'll be part of working as a developer without a doubt. The class itself is pretty easy, it has a medium amount of writing but it's a lot of fluff and you can reuse portions from the previous week in next week's paper. It's also nice to use figma just for exposure. Overall I would say it's a middle of the pack quality course that is very easy, decent elective if you're looking for an easy one.
Submitted Tue Aug 09 2022
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