Designing Technology for and with Humans
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Final exam take-home question.
I changed the last reading to be
The Future of Human-Computer Interaction (as seen in 2006)
(it was going to be about the QUIS but I think this reading is more
interesting). I've also posted a
summary of the journal entries as a bullet list
based on things said in the syllabus, on the web site, and in class.
Some thoughts and notes about the
I am moving the "will be shown to me" part of the project timeline to class
time on November 25th. While the "aggregation" stage of the Diamondback
evaluation is going on, I'll ask a representative from each team (one by
one) to come to the desk to show me your interactive prototype.
Homework #4 (which will feed into our next in-class
activity on November 25th) is posted. (This was actually HW #5 - I'd
forgotten that the CITI training was assigned as a homework).
I've updated the
Heuristic Evaluation slides
so if you've loaded it already (before 1:30pm today) you'll want to reload
that page or download the PDF again.
Class Participation Assignment #4
will replace class on November 27th.
I am posting it now so that there is plenty of time to do it before
that weekend if you so desire. There are two parts, both need to be
done by class time on December 2nd.
The reading assignment for this weekend is the Visual Design slide deck.
For your journal, select 3-5 concepts that you feel could be very useful
for your team project and/or your capstone project (if applicable).
If you didn't notice it in the ethics slides, there is a
consent form guide online.
I've also posted
an example template (that you'll of course need
to modify to your project and remove things like contacting the University
IRB group with questions, etc. since we are not having reviews done by
Please go to
and sign up for the
"Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher" training course
The full training is quite long, so for this course you only need
to do the readings and quizzes on the first three modules;
(1) Belmont Report and CITI Course Introduction,
(2) Students in Research, and
(3) History and Ethical Principles.
These should be done by November 7th. I will also be posting the
project timeline tomorrow and discussing it in class.
You might want to save the PDFs into your "open notes" folder for
Some question and sub-question ideas
for helping study for the midterm.
I forgot I didn't add a link to grades.cs.umd.edu here. I've been posting the homework scores, etc.
Homework #3 has been posted.
I have posted two new readings on
on the topic of design psychology (DOET chapters 1 and 2)
to wrap up our introduction to that topic.
This past week's slides on
Please read through the full set - other examples and discussion
This week's slides on
user psychology and human-vs-design error.
09/18: A new
homework assignment (#2) to explore everyday things and
how they are designed.
09/16: Slightly updated
slides from class
09/13: I've posted a new reading (p61-smith) over in the "Files" area on
You do not have to read the entire paper if you don't want to.
What I would like everyone to read is the abstract and the conclusion
to get a general idea of what the paper is discussing.
While the paper is from 1987 and the system is (afaik) long gone,
I think the issue of literal -vs- magic in user interfaces still exists.
For your journal entry, reflect on any aspects of modern interfaces that
you think behave as "magic" rather than literal to the metaphor.
from the first three class sessions are posted.
Also, homework #1 is posted.
09/05: The first two official course readings (ones which should be written
about in your journal) are posted on ELMS. When you log into
there should be a menu item for "Files" that you can select.
The two readings are named Co-opDesign-Bodker and p44-myers.
These will provide a starting point for next week's class discussions
as we continue to discuss "What is HCI?" and one of the techniques that
we will use in our design work.
09/04: The course syllabus is posted.
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