CPSC 436 - 500: Computer-Human Interaction

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Fall Semester, 2004

Time and place: Tues/Thurs 3:55 - 5:10 HRBB 113
Instructors: Dr. Frank Shipman, Unmil P. Karadkar
Office hours: Dr. Frank Shipman: HRBB 402B, Wed. 3:00 - 4:00 PM, or by appointment (email: shipman@cs.tamu.edu)
                              Unmil P. Karadkar: HRBB 408-F  Tues., Fri. 10:30 - 11:30 AM or by appointment (email: unmil@cs.tamu.edu)

Assignment 1: Due 9/9/2004

1. Write no more than two pages about the best system/computer interface you have used.
    Describe the interface and why you selected it as best. Is it good for a variety of users and tasks or just for you? How might you improve on its design?

2. Write no more than two pages about the worst system/computer interface you have used.
    Describe the interface and why it is bad. How could it be improved? Why might the designers have developed it the way they did?

Important: All reports are to be printed on a word processor or typed (no handwritten assignments will be accepted). It is expected that students will correct grammar and spelling--these are grounds to deduct from your grade. (i.e. Use a spelling checker and reread what you write before turning it in.)