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Homework 6: Revised Interfaces Based on HE

Assigned: Mon, Nov. 29, 2010; Due: Mon, Dec. 6, 2010

The TA should have already sent to you the two evaluations from your classmates. In this assignment, you should revise your interface based on that feedback. It is very important that you respond to each criticism, and avoid changing each good thing mentioned. In general, you should make the recommended changes. However, if you have a good reason for not making a fix, you can make that argument in your report. Your grade on this assignment will depend primarily on the quality of your final, resulting interface, and your responses to your classmates' comments. Your grade will be lowered if we do not agree with your reason for not fixing problems that were brought up in your previous user studies, and by your classmates in their heuristic analyses.

The deliverables for this assignment are:

  • First, the final revised prototype, resulting from your responses to all the user studies and heuristic analyses. Zip up your implementation files as usual. Name this file: and upload it to Blackboard.
  • Second, you should write a report, containing a concise list of the problems brought up in the HEs by your classmates and a brief description of the response to each, possibly with screen shots of the before and after versions. You must copy and paste the two HE tables from your classmates into your report, and then refer to each recommendation in both tables so we can see what you were given. You must have screenshots to show what you changed, so it is easier to see -- circle your changes and reference them in the report. If you made any other changes to your system since Homework 4, for example in response to the TA's comments, or problems users had in your user studies which you had not previously addressed, then please make a note of that in your report too, and mention the source of the problem. You will get a better grade based on all the improvements you make from your previous (Assignment 4) version, whether the recommendation for the change results from a previous user study, the TA or an HE. Turn this part in hardcopy in class on Dec 6.
  • You should also fill out the three (3) questionnaires for the class. We take all the comments seriously, and try to improve the class each year:
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