CPSC 681 Tentative Lesson Plans

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  • Blog entries. Get it all read by Wednesday.
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  • Blog entry
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  • Collect Project descriptions #2
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  • KB: get stats (mention error)
  • assign readings
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  • Last class: running a study
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  • Topic: continue (research)
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  • Redo project statement as needed (one page) given feedback. This is a contract.
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    • 3 small ones
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  • (Optional) Participant Bill of Rights
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  • Nielsen, J. (1993) Usability Engineering, Academic Press. Chapter 6.4
  • University of Calgary Research Services: Ethics
    • Do I Need to Apply For Ethics Approval?
    • Information to help applicants to fill out the application form
    • Ethics Application Form that you should fill out
    • Example template for a consent form
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  • 3 readings as on the reading page (Dix, McGrath section + Eberts) - due Wednesday. Don't forget blog.
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  • emails: Josy, plus ID/Supervisor/Area
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  • project: encourage groups, existing s/w development, etc., talk to supervisor, lab mates.

Recap

  • Many methodologies, where the challenge is to fit it into the question being asked, resources available, and type of answer required.
  • 6 broad categories:
    • Lab studies (controlled, usability),
    • Field studies (ethnography, context. inquiry),
    • Interface Inspection (Heuristic Evaluation, Walkthroughs, Personas)
    • Field Studies (Ethnography, Contextual Inquiry)
    • Self reporting (Interviews, questionnaires, surveys
    • Cognitive Modeling (Fitts, Keystroke, GOMS)

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  • Evaluation: Controlled Experiments (start)

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  • If time, go through key points of 3 readings
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  • Topic: Saul will respond shortly
  • Project: Due on Monday: Project title plus paragraph. Discuss with supervisor!
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    • Experimental Methodologies
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      • Eberts Chs 4-6
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Handouts From the web page:

  • Course main page
  • Participation, Exercises and Quizzes
  • Topic: Researching and Presenting a Method
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  • How to Structure Reports on Experiments in HCI
  • Schedule
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  • Message to students.
    • As you know, we are starting on looking at usability testing. Please make sure you have read the papers previously assigned for that section:

http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~saul/wiki/pmwiki.php/CPSC681/MainReadingList ; section on Usability Testing.

  • In particular, I will be asking you to individually summarize some of the main points/arising issues/questions arising from each paper and book chapter. Please bring them to class. This week, I am hoping to get through papers 1 + 2, and most of the book in #3. We will begin on Monday by doing a usability study.
  • WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING.
    • Topics. Remember that the topic handout/report is due from you on Wed, Oct 24 (there is some discussion about whether I said Monday or Wednesday, so let’s use the later date). The tentative schedule of topic presentations is at:

http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~saul/wiki/pmwiki.php/CPSC681/Schedule . While you may give a presentation later than the date assigned (due to slippage), you will not give one early than that date. A printout of your presentation slide deck should be delivered on the date of your actual presentation.

  • Study. You should be finalizing the details of your study, and writing the first part of the actual report (introduction, methodology) as described previously to you. You should be thinking of running people as soon as possible, where you will use these early people to ‘debug’ your study and to get a sense of what the results would look like.
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    • topics and project - feedback.
    • review email sent around.
    • Check that everyone get onto the mailing list? cpsc681-L@mailman.ucalgary.ca
  • Readings
    • go around - each should say one major thing learnt from the readings
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    • Ethics form... where and what.
    • Quantitative methods: continue lecture
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    • Ethics readings
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    • did everyone get onto the mailing list? cpsc681-L@mailman.ucalgary.ca
    • Projects - one paragraph description to be handed in
  • Readings
    • go around - each should say one major thing learnt from the readings
    • go through Dix for methods, McGrath for quotes, Norman for caveats.
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    • methods overview finish up and relate to Dix by talking about range of methods
    • Quantitative methods: Start lecture
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    • Experimental Methodologies
      • Dix. Reread Ch 10
      • Eberts Chs 4-6
      • Greenberg - skim this; example paper used later.
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  • Read in Overview of Methodologies:
    • How to design usable systems (by Wednesday)
    • Chapter 11: Evaluation Techniques (by Monday)
    • Methodology matters: Doing research in the behavioural and social sciences (by Monday)
    • Applying the Behavioral, Cognitive, and Social Sciences to Products (by Monday)
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