Handout 1: 1/20/04
Lecture: TuTh9:35-10:50, HRBB 104
Web pages: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/~furuta/436/
Instructor: Richard Furuta, HRBB 402C, 845-3839, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: TuTh 11-12, or by appointment
Preece, et al., Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
Additional readings to be announced.
Approximate Grading Scheme:
45% Exams/quizzes (Dates TBA--probably a quiz every two weeks)
20% Term project
15% Class chapter presentation
- 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
register your email address at
messages also will be archived there.
You should check your account for mail regularly.
- A pointer to
the materials for your chapter presentation
be mailed to email@example.com. The
archive of these messages will be available off of the class Web page. Doing
this is part of the requirements to receive credit for the presentation
- If you need to get in touch with me and I am not in my office, please use
- 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.
- Include your name and email address on all assignments. Your class
Web site should include copies of all of your assignments.
- You will be expected to maintain a personal Web site. Specifications will
be distributed as assignment 0.
- Unless otherwise specified, assignments are to be turned in both in paper
and electronic form (via your
Assignments will be checked for plagiarism. Assignments that contain
plagiarized material will not receive any credit.
- Assignments are due at the beginning of class 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 class
- 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.