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ACAD475{$ab}: The Garage Experience {$part}


8 Units {$year} {$semester}
Day: Monday/Wednesday
Time: 10:30-1:50
Location: The Garage, Tutor Center 4th Floor

Garage Open Hours: (8.21-9.4) M-F 8:00am-6:00pm. Sat-Sun closed. (>9.4) M-F 8:00am – Midnight, Sat-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm


Instructors: Dan Ryan & Steve Barth
Office: Stonier 330
Office Hours: By appointment (DR, SB)
Contact Info: Ryan: ryandj@usc.edu, Barth: sbarth@usc.edu)

IT Help: Academy IT
Hours of Service: M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm
Contact Info: ude.csu|plehyi#ude.csu|plehyi, 213.821.6140

Schedule

WEEK ONE (8.21)

Milestones, Meetings, Mentors. (01)

In this session we will review course goals, process, and evaluation. Role of mentors and advisors. We will distribute default project plan/schedule and milestone descriptions.

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Launch Meeting (02)

Faculty Project Advisors meet with all their teams/advisees in group meeting to talk about expectations and schedules.

Garage Project Overview for Peers (02)

Teams describe projects to class and have initial meeting with advisor.

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WEEK TWO (8.28)

Project Work & Indiv Instr (03)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

Empathy, Research, and Documentation (03)

We will review research methods relevant to the array of projects being done in the class and workshop our research statement for phase 2 of the course.

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (04)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

Milestone 1: Start(ing) Up (04)

Conversation with project advisors: Did we get off on the right foot? are we poised for next work period? Is schedule realistic? Do we have personnel or process issues we need to get some help on?

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WEEK THREE (9.4)

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (06)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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WEEK FOUR (9.11)

User Etc Research Methods (07)

Fast paced workshop covering 10 exercises in user related research

Peer Feedback Opportunity (07)

Teams get structured feedback from panels of classmates.

Project Work & Indiv Instr (07)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (08)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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WEEK FIVE (9.18)

Faculty Critique A (09)

Members of the garage lay out where they are for faculty panel.

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Faculty Critique B (10)

Members of the garage lay out where they are for faculty panel.

Milestone 2: The Problem Version 0.2 (10)

At milestone 2 advisor meetings we will ask ourselves how has our problem evolved? What have we learned about needs, requirements, etc.? Do we have map of alternatives, fallbacks, prototypes we need to explore? Make sure 1/3 of the way into the semester we are homing in on rather than letting it get away from us.

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WEEK SIX (9.25)

Project Related Workshops (11)

Based on project needs, a brief masterclass/workshop.

Project Work & Indiv Instr (11)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (12)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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WEEK SEVEN (10.2)

Workshop Pyramid Principle (13)

On the importance of structured thinking and communication.

Project Work & Indiv Instr (13)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (14)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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WEEK EIGHT (10.9)

Garage Law 101 (15)

A self-help workshop in which participants get smarter about entity formation and intellectual property

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Special Event (16)

TBA

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WEEK NINE (10.16)

Project Related Workshops (17)

Based on project needs, a brief masterclass/workshop.

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Faculty Critique A (18)

Members of the garage lay out where they are for faculty panel.

Milestone 3 Deliverable 0 (18)

In this meeting the conversation goes like this: This milestone comes at the end of a solid month of work. What do we have to show for it? Can we put an MVP in front of our advisor? What does it point us to in terms of what we should be trying to accomplish before the end of the semester? What is our week by week plan for getting there?

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WEEK TEN (10.23)

Faculty Critique B (19)

Members of the garage lay out where they are for faculty panel.

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (20)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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WEEK ELEVEN (10.30)

Is That More Of The Same? (21)

Some reflections on what it means to be innovative.

Project Work & Indiv Instr (21)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (22)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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WEEK TWELVE (11.6)

Peer Pressure Feedback Session (23)

Teams get iteration-forwarding feedback from panels of peers.

Project Work & Indiv Instr (23)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (24)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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WEEK THIRTEEN (11.13)

En Charrette (25)

How will we land this thing?

Peer Pressure Feedback Session (25)

Teams get iteration-forwarding feedback from panels of peers.

Project Work & Indiv Instr (25)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Project Work & Indiv Instr (26)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

Milestone 4: Bell Laps (26)

Conversation: What will the final month look like?

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WEEK FOURTEEN (11.20)

Sharks Tanks, Tiger Cages (27)

What and how to present when the stakes are high.

Project Work & Indiv Instr (27)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Thanksgiving Break (28)

No Class

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WEEK FIFTEEN (11.27)

Design Next Semester's Class (29)

Class members brainstorm redesign of The Garage Experience for next semester

Project Work & Indiv Instr (29)

Student teams meet one-on-one with instructors

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Milestone 5: December and 2018 (30)

The conversation: Review the semester. Lessons learned? How does this re-arrange our ideas about where we go next semester?

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WEEK POST SEMESTER (12.4)

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