Homeworks for 05-863/08-763/46-863: Introduction to Human Computer Interaction for Technology Executives (Fall, 2009)

NOTE: This is an OLD version of the course. Please see the current year's version (Fall, 2010).

Homework summary

(see also the Full Class Schedule)

Grading and Late Policy

No cheating:

Late Policy: Assignments are due before the beginning of class (1:30pm Eastern time) on the specified day. A penalty of 10 points out of 100 (one letter grade) will be immediately applied after the start time of class. An additional 10 points will be subtracted for each additional class period late.

For the Homework 4, there cannot be any late assignments--everyone must be ready to have someone else evaluate their implementation.

Submitting Homeworks

Homeworks 1, 2, 3, and 5 must be turned in on paper (hardcopy). Please use a resealable envelope. On-line or email submissions will not be accepted for these assignments. If you are not attending class, then you must turn in your assignment before class to Brad Myers's office, NSH 3517.

(The only exception to the hardcopy rule is if you are one of the four part-time MSIT students taking this class remotely, in which case, you must submit an easily-printed version of your homework in pdf format onto blackboard before 1:30pm Eastern time on the day they are due. You must name your files: HCI-HWn-lastname-firstname.zip, for example: HCI-HW4-myers-brad.zip.)

Assignments 4 and 6 (implementations) must be turned in using Blackboard. (Let us know if you are enrolled and you don't have access to the Blackboard site! Please zip up all your files into one .zip file, and name it like this: HCI-HWn-lastname-firstname.zip, for example: HCI-HW4-myers-brad.zip.

Failure to follow the turn-in instructions will result in a one-grade penalty (10 points out of 100).

We will try to return your graded homeworks within one week of submission.

You should probably make a copy for yourself of your homeworks before you turn them in. For some homeworks, you need to refer to what you did in a previous homework. Also, if the TA or Professor loses your homework, you want to have a backup.

Homework 0: Pick a Device; Start & Finish: In class on Mon, Oct 26, 2009

Homework 1: Contextual Inquiry and Design; Start: Mon, Oct 26, 2009, Finish: Mon, Nov. 2, 2009

Homework 2: Paper Prototype of an Interface; Start: Mon, Nov. 2, 2009, Finish: Mon, Nov 9, 2009

Homework 3: Two User Studies of Paper Prototypes; Start: Mon, Nov 9, 2009, Finish: Mon, Nov. 16, 2009

Homework 4: Implementation of the Prototype; Start: Mon, Nov. 16, 2009, Finish: Mon, Nov. 23, 2009

Homework 5: Heuristic Evaluation of Each Other's Implementations; Start: Mon, Nov. 23, 2009, Finish: Mon, Nov. 30, 2009

Homework 6: Revised Interfaces Based on HE; Start: Mon, Nov. 30, 2009, Finish: Mon, Dec. 7, 2009