CPSC 436 - 500: Computer-Human Interaction
Project Progress Reports: Due 10/26/2004
This deadline consists of two parts:
- Hand over a written report to the instructor at the beginning of
the session on 10/26/2004 (The late homework hand-in policy applies to
the project reports as well).
- Give a short presentation in the class
Details regarding both these requirements are given below:
- 2 to 5 pages (10 or 12 point, single spaced) including screen shots of the user interface.
- The project report should be typed on a work processor and
checked for spelling and grammar. No handwritten reports will be
- The report should include:
- A half-page refresher (could be easily cut-pasted from report 1) to your project concept.
- Design Specification for your project (this is the section to focus on for this report)
- What metaphors/design principles will project embody?
- What features will your team implement?
- What tools/technologies will you use and why?
- Screen shots of the user interface
- How does the UI satisfy the needs of your users?
- Does it "speak their language"?
- Use of colors and placement of interface elements (Gestalt)
-- the colors may not be apparent in black-only printouts, don't worry
- A preview of your evaluation strategy
- What are the characteristics of users that you would invite to evaluate this system?
- What kind of tasks will you ask them to perform?
- What metrics will you use to evaluate the success of your system?
- Comparison with existing applications (which)?
- Performance measurements (how will you measure them)?
- Other criteria?
- duration of 5 minutes or less
- Assume that the others know or remember your project. Introduce it in a couple sentences.
- no more than 3 slides (one or two additional slides for UI screen shots)
- presentation should clearly convey your ideas to the class
- The presentation should inform the audience about
- Design decisions
- User interface
- Target population
- Specific tasks the test subjects will perform