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Whoops... it looks like I forgot to assign the end of Don't Make Me Think. I do actually want you to finish the book, so, with apologies to those who had already celebrated the last of this book, here's one last Krug assignment.
With an intro like that, you're curious right? It's just a couple minutes long.
See also (http://jerz.setonhill.edu/design/usability/intro.htm).
In pairs, choose 3 of the 5 interactive fiction texts.
Find a partner on your own -- you're welcome to use this space to help you stay in touch. Just agree, with your partner, what games you plan to play. You don't need to be in the same room to play them, though it might be helpful.Start by sampling (or at least reading about) the games mentioned on this page. http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3168303 Play each for 15 minutes, and then spend at least another hour playing whichever game(s) you wish.
If you'd like some more choices than that, I suggest
Not in the same class, but possibly of interest because you may know the author.
Come to class ready to talk about your experience. Friday's assignment will ask you to present your reactions in the form of a website. You're welcome to blog your responses so you can use them for the next portfolio assignment, but you can also just save them and put them on the web site for Friday.