CPSC 681 - Schedule by week

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The following briefly outlines lectures, what you should be doing each week in terms of your topic and projects, as well as when deliverables due. It is very tentative, and will change as the course progresses. Final deliverable dates will be determined early in the course.

Now and the past

Week Monday Wednesday Notes
Sep 7-9 No class
  • Lecture: Organizational / introductory meeting
Sep 14-16
  • Lecture: Overview of Methodologies
  • Lecture: Quantitative Methods
  • Topic Deliverable: tentative topic statement due (title / one descriptive paragraph)
Sep 21-23
  • Lecture: Quantitative Methods
  • Project Deliverable: tentative problem statement due (title / one paragraph)
  • Topic: Receive topic assignment from Saul
  • Lecture: Quantitative Methods (keyboard study)
  • Topic: Begin gathering literature, writing, etc.
  • Project: Receive problem statement feedback
Sep 28-30
  • Lecture: Quantitative Methods (ethics)
  • Topic: Continue research and writing
  • Project: Final problem statement due; work on detailed description within Ethics application
  • Lecture: Quantitative Methods (Anova)
Oct 5-7
  • Lecture: Quantitative Methods (Anova)
  • Topic: Continue research and writing
  • Project: Prepare pilot
  • Project Deliverable: Ethics application, including detailed description
  • Lecture: Usability testing
  • Project: Receive feedback from Saul; revise as needed

ACM UIST

Oct 12-14 Thanksgiving (no class)
  • Project: Design and prepare pilot
  • Lecture: Usability testing
  • Topic: Should be completing research and writing
Oct 19-21
  • Lecture: Qualitative methods
  • Project: Run pilot
  • Lecture: Qualitative methods
  • Topic Deliverable: final report including tutorial and presentation deck
Oct 26-28
  • Lecture: Creating and evaluating early designs
    • The role of prototyping - Jamie Starke
    • Wizard of Oz - John Harris
  • Project: Run pilot, begin analyzing data, begin writeup
  • Lecture: User/task models and walkthroughs
    • Personas - David Ma
    • Task centered walkthrough - Darren Andreychuk
Nov 2-4
  • Lecture: Interviews (Part 1)
    • How to Interviews - Paul Saulnier
    • Focus groups - Chris Luce
  • Project: Continue pilot/data analysis/writeup
  • Lecture: Interviews (Part 2)
  • Contextual interviews 1 - Shahnewaz Jolly
  • Contextual interviews 2 - Josy Oliveira
Nov 9-11
  • Lecture: Field Studies / Qualitative Analysis
    • How to design Questionnaires - Miaosen Wang
    • Field studies - Eric Lin
  • Project: Continue pilot/data analysis/interpretation writeup
Reading days (no class) CLIHC Conference
Nov 16-18
  • Lecture: Questionnaires
    • Affinity diagrams - Lindsay MacDonald
    • Open coding- Shahedul Khandkar
  • Lecture: User/task models and walkthroughs
    • Fitts Law - Lawrence Fyfe
  • Project: Data analysis complete, continue interpretation, presentation/write-up

XX

Nov 23-25
  • No class (tabletop)
  • Project: Finalize presentation/write-up
  • No class (tabletop)
ACM Tabletop

Lawrence Fyfe Not Here

Nov 30-Dec 2
  • Extended class until 4pm
  • Project Deliverable: Presentation Deck
  • Lecture: Student project presentations
    • 2:00 (15 +5 minutes) Miaosen
    • 2:20 (15 +5 minutes) Chris Luce
    • 2:40 (30 + 10 minutes) David and Eric
    • 3:20 (15 + 5 minutes) Jolly
    • 3:40 (15+5 minutes) Lindsay
  • Extended class until 4pm
  • Lecture: Student project presentations
    • 2:00 (15 +5 minutes) Lawrence
    • 2:20 (30 + 10 minutes) Shahedul, Darren, Josie
    • 3:00 (15 +5 minutes) Jamie
    • 3:20 (30 + 10 minutes) Paul Saulnier and John Harris
Dec 7
  • Extended class until 4pm
  • Lecture: Wrap-up (last class)
  • Project Deliverable: Final report due
No class - term ended

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