Project #2 (due 2/20) Find an interface that can be improved Interview potential clients Identify an HCI concept to apply that might improve the interface Research existing solutions and research papers that would influence your approach Propose a solution Project #3 (due 3/20) Implement solution Project #4 (due 3/30) Design an evaluation user study Project #5 (4/3) due & #6 (due 4/22) Evaluate solution SEMESTER PROJECT OVERVIEW
Previous projects An android app to allow gesture based password logins on the basis they are easier to remember versus textual based logins. (Windows 8 anyone?)
A plugin for Chrome for easier tabbed browsing. Tabs are shown via pictures as these are often easier to remember than a title shown on each tab.
A widget for Windows desktop that keeps track of prices for items on Amazon and notifies the user when a change occurs.
An android app describing the ingredients and menu options at Taco Bell intended for foreign students who aren’t familiar with local food.
The interface… Can be hardware, software, or non-electric in nature No existing effective, solutions Some example ideas Mobile applications Plug-ins for web browsers (e.g. Chrome) Assistive technologies
You can form your teams (teams must be 3 people each). If there are remaining people, TA will assign additional members. Friday 2/6/15, you can pitch ideas (email TA by Thursday 5 PM) 30 minutes will be provided to meet and discuss Wednesday 2/11/15, (optional) pitch ideas to TA and myself Friday 2/13/15, you will get feedback from another team on your project FORMING A TEAM
Assign Project 2 Agile & Scrum Team Formation and Pitch Ideas Feedback From Another Team (Optional) Pitch to TA and Prof Project 2 Due
Project roles Product Manager Talks to customers and determines the product requirements. You will be the product owner and represent their needs. Evaluation: if your interface addresses customer needs Scrum Master Ensures that the product development gets done on time. Evaluation: if the team implements the planned features and completes the planned tasks. User Studies/Product Evaluation Designs and carries out the user studies. Evaluation: Quality of the study design, conducting the study, and analysis of data.
Proposal submission (submit report on 2/20) The 3 team members and the role each will play (PM, SM and US) The interface your team is basing the project on The interface you plan to create The reasoning behind the choice - what’s wrong with the current version and what will you improve The population Hypotheses The other team’s feedback on their idea How the team modified its original idea based on the other team’s feedback Background section using research papers
Wednesday 4 th period - 2/11 your team can sign up and present to the TAs and I What HCI concepts are you applying? How are the papers influencing your proposed design? What are other solutions/programs already exist? Have you programmed for that platform before? If not, you should at least be able to create a hello world app before proposing your project using specific hardware or software Is what you are proposing *clients* of the interface are *asking for*? (as opposed to you suggesting) How are you going to find users to test it? What tasks are you going to have users do? What is the programming component? OPPORTUNITY FOR IDEA FEEDBACK
Course grading No midterm paper! Project 2-6 is 80% of grade Need to attend every class
Why Agile Scrum? #1 skill Industrial Advisor Board companies would like students to acquire before graduating!
Project objectives 1. Identify an interface that can be improved 2. Explain what HCI principle or principles you will apply to improve the interface E.g. Shneiderman’s 8 Golden Rules 3. Search online to see if others have developed the idea If you (or we) can find it – you need another idea 4. Interview customers (user base) 5. Develop a set of tasks to implement your new interface 6. Conduct a study to evaluate if your interface is better than the original interface
Questions I don’t know what we should do for a project That is for you to determine. How much functionality do you need to implement? Enough to evaluate your interface Can you use fake data? No. Why?
Very important!!! Everyone will be responsible for (and evaluated on) participating in every stage Everyone must participate in Interviewing customers Coding Conducting the user study
Developing your Proposal All members must do a lit search and find 2 papers Proposal presentation (present to 1 other team in class on 2/7, submit critique on 2/7) present your team’s interface idea to another team in class (I will assign team pairings) the listening team needs to critically evaluate the presenting team’s idea by end of class each team submits a 1 page summary of the interface idea they evaluated (i.e. listened to) and their feedback/suggestions
Project #2 (due 2/16) Find an interface that can be improved Interview potential clients Identify an HCI concept to apply that might improve the interface Research existing solutions and research papers that would influence your approach Propose a solution Project #3 (due 3/20) Implement solution Project #4 (due 3/30) Design an evaluation user study Project #5 (4/3) due & #6 (due 4/22) Evaluate solution SEMESTER PROJECT OVERVIEW
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