Group Assignment 6 - Final Presentation and Report

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Due: April 18th 2017 (presentation) April 21th, 2017 (report) 70 Points


In this assignment you will incorporate the feedback from your pilot usability study to produce the next iteration of your interface design. You will then prepare:

  • a short presentation (up to 10 minutes presentation + 2 minutes Q&A. A live demo is strongly encouraged)
  • a final report that describes your project
  • a copy of the project source code, resources and compiled binaries.

Using Pilot Test Results

You should use the results and conclusions of your Pilot Usability Test along with any feedback we (or your classmates) gave you on your earlier prototypes. You should fix as many of the problems found as you can, prioritized by UI severity. This is also your last chance to implement as much missing functionality as you can. Some wizard-of-oz functionality is still permissible, but you should have a good reason for it. At this point a user should be able to interact with the system naturally and any wizard-of-oz should be fairly transparent. The user should be able to use the UI to do more than just step through three rote tasks.

Please talk with us if you have questions or thoughts about the overall scope of your project. You don't have to implement everything, but there should be enough working parts of your project that we can get an overall sense for how well the interface works.

Presentations (20 pts)

On April 18th you will give a presentation of your project (1:00PM - 2:30PM in SENNSQ 6110, could extend to 3:00PM). The total time for presentations is 10 min + 2 min (Q&A) = 12 minutes. All team members are required to show up during the presentation.

  • Guideline: 10 slides maximum.
  • Cover motivation (who wants to use your interface and why?), and some set of representative tasks (doesnt have to be your original set, you can use others if you have new functionality). Then describe what has changed since your interactive prototype. Give a demonstration of the final interface.

Final Report (50 pts)

Your report should serve as a stand alone description of your project and should therefore summarize some things you have presented in previous reports. It should also go into detail on a few new aspects of your project (new since the interactive prototype). We will be grading the overall report as a whole but place most emphasis on 1) how your UI changed over the course of the project based on your evaluations, 2) which evaluation techniques were most effective and 3) the description of the final UI.

The report should follow this outline with separate sections for the top-level items.

  • Each team member’s name and role in this assignment
  • Problem and solution overview (1 paragraph - 2 points)
  • Target user group (1 paragraph - 3 points)
  • Tasks (1/2 page - 5 points)
    • 3 representative tasks to test your interface (easy, medium, hard). Remind us why you chose these tasks.
  • Design Evolution (2 pages + sketches & screen shots - 10 points)
    • How did your UI change from initial sketches, low-fi testing and pilot usability test?
    • Show what the major changes were and why they were made
    • Explain which evaluation technique was most valuable to your prototype's usability and why.
  • Final Interface (4 pages + screen shots- reference figures!)
    • Describe the final UI design
      • Describe the functionality (i.e., what are the operations you can do with it) (3 points)
      • Describe the user interface design (i.e., how you use the functionality) (3 points)
      • Describe your implementation. What was most difficult to implement and why? (10 points)
      • Provide clear and well-referenced screenshots and figures (5 points)
    • What was left unimplemented
      • What was left out and why (5 points)
      • Any wizard of oz techniques that are required to make it work (4 points)


Uploading Images

To upload images to the wiki, first create a link for the image of the form [[Image:image_name.jpg]] (replacing image_name.jpg with a unique image name for use by the server). This will create a link you can follow that will then allow you to upload the image. Alternatively, you can use the "Upload file" link in the toolbox to upload the image first, and then subsequently create a link to it on your wiki page.

Uploading Project Source Code and Binaries

Please put everything of your project (source code, resources etc) into a zip file and upload it to the wiki. Please also include a brief text description for the project files and instructions on how to build your projects when necessary.

Add Link to Your Group's Page

Edit your group's page to add a link to a new wiki page for this assignment. The wiki syntax should look like this:

[[FinalPresentation-Group:ExampleGroup-FirstNameLastName|Final Presentation (FirstName LastName)]]

Again replace ExampleGroup with your group's name and FirstNameLastName with your name. Look at Group:ExampleGroup for an example. Then click on the link and enter the information about your assignment. Be sure to clearly address everything mentioned in the writing guidelines above. Writeups for all group members should be posted here.

Add Link to Your Finished Assignment

One you are finished editing the page, add a link to it here with your group name as the title link. The wiki syntax will look like this: *[[FinalPresentation-Group:ExampleGroup|Group:ExampleGroup]]. Hit the edit button for this section to see how I created the link for the ExampleGroup.