Faculty Profile

Troy Abel

Troy Abel

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Design
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

PhD, Iowa State University, 2010.
Major: Human Computer Interaction
Dissertation Title: Beyond Usability: An Alternative Usability Evaluation Method, PUT-Q2
MFA, Iowa State University, 2008.
Major: Graphic Design
Dissertation Title: Beyond Usability: A Methodology to Evaluate the Affective Experience of Interaction with e-Commerce Websites
BFA, Valparaiso University, 2005.
Major: Graphic Design & Visual Communication
BA, Valparaiso University, 2004.
Major: Public Relations & Video Communication

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ADES 1513.501, Contextual Research Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ADES 5410.501, Foundations & Frameworks of Interaction Design, Fall 2020 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ADES 1543.501, Foundations of User Centered Design, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ADES 5430.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 2, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ADES 1513.501, Contextual Research Methods, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5420.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 1, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4120.601, Art on Location, Summer 3W1 2019 Syllabus
ADES 2518.501, Design Prototyping and User Testing, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1543.501, Foundations of User Centered Design, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5430.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 2, Spring 2019 SPOT
ADES 4900.740, Special Problems, Spring 2019
ADES 1513.501, Contextual Research Methods, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2513.001, TYPOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1540.504, Foundations for Communication Design, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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