Final Projects Instructions

For 05-440/05-640: Interaction Techniques, Spring, 2016

Summary of Deliverables Due Date
Initial Topic Ideas for Final Projects Entered into Piazza Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Form Final Project Groups Monday, March 21, 2016
Two-page proposal for Projects Monday, March 28, 2016
Interim Reports on Final Projects Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Presentations for Final Projects Wed+Mon+Wed,
April 20&25&27, 2016
Written Reports for Final Projects Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1:30pm

Picking Topics and Forming Groups

A preliminary list of topic ideas is displayed on the course main page (which has been updated with new project ideas). You can pick one of these or propose your own topic. Remember that all projects must be about interaction techniques, not about whole applications. Thus it is not appropriate to say you will redesign the webpage for something, or the user interface for an application. If you are unsure if your idea counts as an "interaction technique", please ask the professor.

Everyone in the class should fill in a copy of the form on the class's Piazza page under the "project" folder before Wednesday, March 16, 2016. If you want to work with someone else, you should still each add your own copy of the form. If you see someone else's project idea that you might like to work on, please say this in the comments and discussions on it. (I have disabled anonymous comments, so everyone's postings will be signed.)

All projects must be done in groups of 2 or 3 students. No individual projects! If you have an idea of who you want to work with on the project, please fill that into the form as well, but all people should submit their own form. If you don't know who you want to work with, that is fine too -- we will help to form teams. If you see someone's post on Piazza that sounds like a fun project, please make a note of that in their discussion area.

Here is what the form asks for:


Your name:

Which project do you want to work on? Elaborate on one that is on the course main page (for example, including which specific item you want to do) in a sentence or two, or describe your idea in a few sentences.

Please indicate how strongly you want to work on this project. For example, whether you definitely want to work on it, or if you would be happy working on a different project in a related area.

Please describe your background and skills that might be relevant to your or other people's projects. List your BS major, any minors, etc. Then list your skills, including specifically your level of skill in each of the following: writing, video production (e.g., in Adobe Premier), statistical analysis, user studies, programming languages you are good at, and anything else you think is relevant.

Please list what skills you are looking for in other people who will work with you on this project:

if you have in mind others to work on this project with you, please list them here:


Deliverables