Handout 1: 1/19/05
Lecture: MWF 11:30-12:20, HRBB 126
Web pages: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/~furuta/436/
Instructor: Richard Furuta, HRBB 402C, 845-3839, email@example.com
Office hours: TBA
Preece, et al., Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
Additional readings to be announced.
Approximate Grading Scheme:
45% Exams (Exams are scheduled on 2/28, 4/4, and 4/22)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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