you start writing the final report, make at least one modification to
your prototype based on what you have learned from heuristic evaluations.
The final report should provide
a good overview of the project and should cover the following:
- What was the focus of your design ?
- Who are the user groups (personas)? What
are their goals / objectives?
- What are the typical user scenarios?
- What tasks do the users need to
perform with the system?
(include task analysis, tables, HTA,
- What are the key features
of the prototype constructed?
What did you learn from
different prototyping methods?
- How were your prototypes evaluated
(talk about all evaluations)?
- What lessons did you learn
- What do you recommend for
further (re-)design of the interface? (include a discussion of what
you have learned from the heuristic evaluations, and a description
of the modification that you have already implemented)
You should be able to re-use several
existing sections (in particular for 1-4, 7) from your previous assignments.
to the above points, each of you will identify one design
feature contained in your final prototype. This section is individual. For the selected
- describe what the feature is supposed
to do (e.g., what task it supports, what problem it resolves, what
benefit it has).
- include evidence from the HCI and
related literature to support the design choice. For example, is there
a human cognitive aspect that the design addresses? is
there research literature that supports (or does not support) the
solution. Choose your evidence wisely.
Note that the supporting literature cannot come from the assigned reading lists.
- indicate your assessment of the effectiveness
of this particular design feature: is it a good solution, an acceptable
solution given environmental constraints, or a poor solution.
Write about two-three pages about
the selected feature; illustrations (if used) are in addition to the
page limits. Include a bibliography for each item cited in the paper.
The intent of this part of your assignment is for you to demonstrate
your knowledge of the area.
Format: Single spaced or 1.5 line spaced. No double space please. Expected length 10-15 pages (not enforced).
Submit your individual report
via eCompanion/eCollege - dropbox: Week 15: Project #5 Due
Assessment criteria (guidelines): you will be getting an overall project grade
- 05% - Intro, description of design problem, user groups, tasks,
- 10% - User requirements, tasks / scenarios, and prototype(s) presentation
(text + figures)
- 10% - Evaluation (description, and recommendations/conclusions)
- 25% - Lessons learned and Future (re-)design recommendations
- 10% - Design feature - description
- 30% - Design feature - evidence from HCI lit, own assessment
- 10% - overall organization, style (stylistically & grammatically
correct writing, neat appearance of the submitted work, etc.)
Due dates are posted on the Assignments page