Handout 1: 8/30/05
Lecture: TuTh 3:55-5:10, HRBB 113
Web pages: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/~furuta/436/
Instructor: Richard Furuta, HRBB 402C, 845-3839, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Monday and Tuesday, 3:00-3:50, or by appointment
Preece, et al., Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
Additional readings to be announced.
Approximate Grading Scheme:
35% Exams (Exams are scheduled on 9/29, 10/25, and 11/17)
25% Term project
15% Class paper/chapter presentations
- Refer to the course's Web page for copies of assignments and other
handouts. This will include the handouts and the course's working schedule.
You should check it regularly.
- I will use electronic mail for announcements.
To receive the class announcements, you need to
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messages also will be archived there.
You should check your account for mail regularly.
- If you need to get in touch with me and I am not in my office, please use
- Read the reading assignments before the day they're presented in
- There will be no makeup examinations or quizzes. If you have a valid
medical excuse, the examination component of your grade will be computed based
on the other examinations.
- You will be expected to maintain a personal Web site. Specifications will
be distributed as assignment 0.
- Include your name and email address on all assignments. Your class
Web site should include copies of all of your assignments as well as copies of
the slides you used for your in-class presentations.
- Unless otherwise specified, assignments are to be turned in both in paper
(in class) and electronic form (by posting on your personal Web site).
Assignments will be checked for plagiarism. Assignments that contain
plagiarized material will not receive any credit.
- Assignments are due at the beginning of class in all required forms (e.g.,
paper and posted on Web site) on the due
date. Due dates will be set to give ample time for completion of the project
and will not be extended save for the unexpected and unlikely major, long-lived
catastrophe. Individual accommodations will be discussed if you have a valid
medical excuse. Start projects early--last minute computer malfunctions will
not be accepted as reason for delaying an assignment's due date. Changes to an
assignment's due date will be avoided because they are unfair to those students
who have organized their time to complete the assignment. Late assignments
will be decremented by 10% per class day or fraction of day late, starting at
- Final course grades are based on the overall average. You are
guaranteed a grade based on a 10% window (e.g., 90-100% is an A).
Individual grade windows may be increased in size if the instructor
finds it appropriate (e.g., if you have 89% you might get an A but you
will get nothing lower than a B).
- Scholarly dishonesty, especially plagiarism, will not be tolerated.
Plagiarism is defined by the University's Student Rules
as "Failing to credit
sources used in a work product in an attempt to pass off the work as one's
own. Attempting to receive credit for work performed by another, including
papers obtained in whole or in part from individuals or other sources."
if you have any questions about what plagiarism is.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination
statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with
disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students
with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for
reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a
disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student
Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, in Room 126 of the Koldus
Building or call 845-1637.
- Academic Integrity Statement
"An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."
All syllabi shall contain a section that states the Aggie Honor Code and refers
the student to the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web