The assignments in this class are a linked set, each of which builds on the last. You are expected to turn in assignments at the beginning of class on the day indicated.
|Assignment ||Description||Percentage of grade||Due date|
|1. Prelim Proposal||Preliminary proposal of the usability issues your group will investigate. One-page (maximum) |
This assignment is not graded, but the more carefully you do it, the better your chances of success in the rest of the assignments.
| ||Wed |
|2. Problem Statement||Prepare a detailed (5-page maximum) problem statement and audience definition; briefly discuss three articles that bear on the kind of problem you are going to investigate or the kind of procedure that you are going to use||15%||Wed |
|3. Test Design Kit||Prepare a detailed test design kit that: |
1. Describes the procedures that you will use to investigate the problems specified in your problem statement
2. Provides a participant profile and describes how you will verify that your recruits match it, and
3. Describes what data you will collect and how. Attach your complete set of test materials (script, participant profile, task list, etc.)
|4. Study Results||Do a two-participant pilot study: run two participants. You will present the results of your study: |
1. In writing, in the form of a formal written report.
|40% ||Wed |
| ||2. Orally as an informal presentation to the class. ||15%||Mon |
|Class participation||Being actively involved in class discussions, participating in workshops, being actively involved in your group's project and posting to the class discussion board ||10%||Ongoing|