2009 Topic Assignments

Some points.

  • Items in italics are unassigned.
  • If you want to change for another unassigned topic (or swap between yourselves), let me know as soon as possible.
  • For each group, you should coordinate with the other people doing topics in that category. You can, if you want, join up as a team for your presentation, although your reports have to be individual. I encourage flow in a topic. Avoid overlap with others.

Assigned Topics

Unassigned Topics

Creating and evaluating early designs

  • The role of prototyping - Jamie Starke
  • Wizard of Oz - John Harris

User/task models and walkthroughs

  • Personas - David Ma
  • Task centered walkthrough - Darren Andreychuk

Interviews

  • How to Interview - Paul Saulnier
  • Focus groups - Chris Luce
  • Contextual interviews: Part 1 - Shahnewaz Jolly
  • Contextual interviews: Part 2 - Josy Oliveira

Qualitative Analysis

  • Affinity diagrams - Lindsay MacDonald
  • Open Coding - Shahedul Khandkar

Questionnaires

  • How to design Questionnaires - Miaosen Wang

Field methods

  • Field studies - Eric Lin

Modeling and evaluating low-level actions

  • Fitts Law - Lawrence Fyfe

User/task models and walkthroughs

  • Cognitive walkthrough

Interviews

  • Ethnographic interview

Questionnaires

  • Surveys
  • Likert Scales

Qualitative Analysis

  • Open coding
  • Grounded theory

Field methods

  • Design ethnography

Modeling and evaluating low-level actions

  • GOMS
  • Keystroke level model

Statistical methods

  • Statistical tests - non-parametric tests
  • Statistical tests - CHI-square distributions tests...

Miscellaneous

  • Logging user performance
  • Instructional video - produce a video that illustrates a technique
  • Are 5 users enough?
  • Ethics

Heuristic Inspection

  • Heuristic evaluation (general)
  • Heuristic evaluation (specialized: groupware, ambient displays, etc.)