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_Note: Directions for each milestone are subject to change until the date that the milestone is assigned and discussed in class._
The design project is meant to give you hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for HCI design. By the end of the quarter you will have engaged in substantive individual as well as group work, and should have material of appropriate quality for including in a portfolio.
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_A Note About Learning Goals:_ Because this will be the first time that most of you have ever engaged in a major HCI research and design project, I do not expect you to complete it all _perfectly._ I do, however, expect you to put in a good faith effort and learn from both your successes and failures. Learning through project-based work is an incremental process that requires your continued reflection. Similarly, good design does not appear out of thin air, but is, instead, the result of a careful process. As such, each milestone includes a written reflection requirement in which you will consider your experience with that stage of the design process, challenges you faced, and things you learned. Because I am much more interested in your _learning_ (and not your ability to create perfect things on the first try), these reflections are a significant portion of your grade.
_Note: Directions for each milestone are subject to change until the date that the milestone is assigned and discussed in class._
| Milestone | Individual/Group | Due Date | Points |
|:---|:---|:---|:--|
| [D0: Team Contract](#d0-team-contract) | Group | Sun, Jan 19, 11:59p | 5 |
| [D1P: Research Presentation](#d1p-research-presentation) | Group | In class, Week 6, Meeting 1 (Feb 17 or 18) | 5 |
| [D1: Research Report + Problem Statement](#d1-research-report-problem-statement) | Group | Sun, Feb 16, 11:59p| 10 |
| [D1P: Research Presentation](#d1p-research-presentation) | Group | In class, Week 7, Meeting 1 (Feb 17 or 18) | 5 |
| [D2: Design Proposal](#d2-design-proposal) | Group | Sun, Mar 1, 11:59p | 10 |
| [D3: Design Case Study](#d3-design-case-study) | Group | Sun, Mar 15, 11:59p | 10 |
| [D3P: Case Study Presentation](#d6-case-study-presentation) | Group | In Class, Final Exam Period | 5 |
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#### Directions
1. Conduct at least 2 20-minute observations.
2. Conduct at least 4 interviews. You must have completed all of these interviews no later than **the start of Week 6**
3. Create three diagrams or other data representations to summarize your major research findings. _We will discuss diagrams/maps/representations further in class in Week 6._
4. Refine your initial design challenge into a short 1-2 paragraph problem statement. _We will discuss problem statements in class in Week 5, but you should finalize this at the end of week 6._
2. Conduct at least 4 interviews. You must have completed all of these interviews no later than **the start of class in Week 5 Meeting 2**
3. Create three diagrams or other data representations to summarize your major research findings. _We will discuss diagrams/maps/representations further in class in Week 5._
4. Refine your initial design challenge into a short 1-2 paragraph problem statement. _We will discuss problem statements in class in Week 4, but you should finalize this at the end of week 6._
##### Observation Requirements
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You should conduct two periods of observation in a public location. Each period should be at least 20 minutes long. You should vary either the time or location of your 2 observation periods meaningfully.
Because this is a very short class assignment, and you are a novice, you should not conduct any observations in a location where people would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. **Exception:** _**With explicit permission**_, you may observe someone else in this class or a friend if you want to study something that does not occur in a public location -- e.g., if you want to observe how someone follows a recipe to cook something in their kitchen. You must get my okay in advance for what you plan to observe.
- For example, you might observe for 20 minutes at the food trucks at lunch time, and come back and conduct observations again at the same location for 20 minutes at 5pm.
- Or, you might observe people at the bus stop near city hall from 4:45-5:15 on one day, and observe people at Urban Plaza on PSU campus from 12:00-12:20 on another day.
You may take field notes in a medium of your choice (e.g., on your phone, laptop, or in a small notebook).
- Field notes should total **at least 4 pages** in length. I should see things like time stamps, written notes, small sketches or maps of the location. You can see examples of my own field notes in the lecture slides from the first course meeting.
##### Interview Requirements
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- Project Title
- All team member names & PSU Emails
- **Contribution Summary:** What has each person done to contribute to this first major team milestone?
- **Feedback Request:** What specific feedback would you like on this project? What questions do you have about moving forward with your project?
- **Timeline & Next Steps:** What is your plan for completing the next milestone, due in two weeks?
- **Feedback Request:** What specific feedback would you like on this milestone? What questions do you have about moving forward with your project?
2. **Research Summary:**
- **Observation Summary:**
- 1-3 paragraphs summarizing your 2 relevant observations.
- Date, time, and location of observations.
- How and why did you choose this location/day/time?
- 3-5 key findings -- what did you learn and why is it relevant?
- If there were any relevant findings from the observations that any team members completed for the first sketching assignment, please briefly summarize those findings in a bulleted list.
- **Interview Summaries:** For **each** interview, write a short (2-3 paragraph) summary of the interview. This should include:
- The setting of the interview
2. **Research Summary (3-5 paragraphs):**
- 3-5 key findings from across your observation and inerview research.
- Back up each finding with specific interview quotes and/or narrative from your observations.
- Integrate photos or digital versions of the three diagrams/maps/representations you made to analyze your data and/or communicate your findings. Caption them appropriately.
3. **Problem Statement (1-2 paragraphs)**
- Refine your topic area into a clear problem statement that explains the problem that you will tackle in your project. This should be 1-2 paragraphs long, and meet the criteria discussed in weeks 4 & 6.
- This problem statement should be clearly grounded in your research summary.
- Your problem statement clearly state whether you are embarking on a traditional user-centered design project or a critical design project.
4. **Reflection (3-5 paragraphs)**: As a team, reflect on your experience conducting and analyzing user research. This reflection should include answers to questions such as:
- Research
- What did you do differently in this round of observations (compared to your week one sketching assignment)? Do you feel your observation skills have improved?
- How and why were each of your interviews different?
- What kinds of things did you learn from interviewing vs. observation?
- Analysis
- What diagrams have you included?
- Why did you chose each diagram?
- Who participated in each diagramming activity?
- Were these activities useful? Why or why not?
- What was the easiest part of this milestone? Why?
- What was the most challenging part of completing this milestone? Why?
- Do you feel that you were successful in conducting research about your topic area? Why or why not? What would have made you more successful?
- What would you do differently next time?
- **For full credit, this reflection _must_ include references to course readings on relevant topics such as interviewing, observing, and research ethics.**
5. **Appendix**: containing well-organized documentation of all research activities:
- **Observation Summaries** For each observation note:
- Day, time, location
- How and why did you choose this location/day/time?
- Copies of all fieldnotes
- **Interview Summaries:** For **each** interview note:
- The date, time, and setting of the interview
- The length of the interview
- A general background / brief bio of the interviewee.
- Is the interviewee in this class?
- What is your relationship to this person (e.g., friend, family, roommate, classmate, stranger?)
- What is their major?
- If a student, what is their major?
- Why did you choose to interview this person? What about them makes them a good candidate for an interview about your project?
- **Do NOT include any personally identifiable information (e.g. no names)**.
- 3-5 key findings -- what did you learn and why is it relevant?
- **Research Reflection:** 2-3 paragraphs reflecting on your experience conducting research for this milestone.
- This reflection should include answers to questions such as: What did you do differently in this round of observations? Do you feel your observation skills have improved? What would you do differently the next time you conduct user research -- observations and research both? What kinds of things did you learn from interviewing vs. observation? What parts of this research were easy/challenging, and why? How and why were each of your four interviews different?
- For full credit, this reflection _must_ include references to course readings on relevant topics such as interviewing, observing, and research ethics.
3. **Data Analysis Diagrams/Maps/Representations**
1. A photo or digital version of the three diagrams/maps/representations you chose to make.
2. Relevant captions for each diagram that summarize its contents and relevance to the design project.
3. A 2-3 paragraph reflection that answers, at minimum, each of these questions:
- What diagrams have you included?
- Why did you chose each diagram?
- Who participated in each diagramming activity?
- Were these activities useful? Why or why not?
- What would you do differently next time?
4. **Problem Statement**
- Refine your topic area into a clear problem statement that explains the problem that you will tackle in your project. This should be 1-2 paragraphs long, and meet the criteria discussed in weeks 4 & 6.
- Your problem statement should be clear as to whether you are embarking on a traditional user-centered design project or a critical design project.
5. **Appendix**
- **Interview Questions**
- A photo or scan of the interview guide you used from each interview.
- The TA must be able to tell from this photo/scan that you took notes as you went through the interview.
- The TA should also be able to tell from this document that you revised your questions at least once.
- In lieu of a full transcript, please provide a 1-2 paragraph summary of the contents of the interview.
- Link to an audio file of the interview.
- A photo or scan of the interview guide you used.
- The TA must be able to tell from this photo/scan that you took notes as you went through the interview.
- The TA should also be able to tell from this document that you revised your questions at least once.
#### Grading
- **0/10: Not turned in or contains plagiarized content.**
- **4/10: Turned in something that is partially complete.**
- **+1 point: Cover page & Document Organization** - Cover page includes all listed elements, and document is well-organized.
- **+2 point: Research components** - Research sections are complete and show evidence of completing 4 interviews + 2 observation periods.
- Half of the grade for the research component is based on your reflection quality: Is it thoughtful? Does it show evidence of your engagement with the course readings and/or other materials and of your learning?
- **+1 point: Data Analysis** - Three required diagrams are present and show evidence of completing the task.
- Half of the grade for the data analysis component is based on your reflection quality: Is it thoughtful? Does it show evidence of your engagement with the course readings and/or other materials and of your learning?
- **+1 point: Problem Statement** - Problem statement is complete, and _meets criteria discussed in Week 4_: it is grounded in data and/or research, it is framed in a way that _invites creative solutions_ (but does not specify a solution), it is specific about where/when/why/how a problem is occurring, it includes criteria for judging the validity of a proposed response/solution (but **does not propose a solution**).
- **+1 point: Quality** - There are two parts to the quality grade:
- Taken as a whole, your report tells a compelling _story_ about your problem statement, that is clearly grounded in data & research.
- Taken as a whole, your report shows evidence of good design, presentation, and communication skills. Does the writing appear to have been proof-read? Did you put some thought into the visual layout? Do your diagrams/maps/representations look professional and show evidence of creativity? Did you crop and rotate images appropriately? Did you caption images and diagrams? Did you integrate images and text together in compelling ways? If I received this brief as a client, would I feel confident that I should continue to pay you money to do design work for me?
- **+2.75 points: Mechanics** Evidence of completing the basic requirements
- Cover page
- 4 15-minute interviews.
- 2 20-minute observations.
- 3 diagrams.
- All materials are in a single document.
- **+2 points: Research presentation**
- Clear identification of 3-5 key findings.
- Findings are backed up with concrete evidence from your research.
- Diagrams are well-integrated in the findings narrative.
- Diagrams are sufficiently detailed and help to communicate some aspect of your research process and/or findings.
- **+2.25 points: Problem Statement** - Problem statement is complete, and _meets criteria discussed in Week 4_:
- Grounded in data and/or research
- Framed in a way that _invites creative solutions_
- Specific about where/when/why/how a problem is occurring
- Includes criteria for judging the validity of a proposed response/solution
- **Does not propose a solution**
- **+1.5 points: Reflection**
- Meets length requirement (at least 3 paragraphs)
- Thoughtful reflection shows clear evidence of engagement with course readings and/or other materials.
- Reflection documents your own learning and progress in the course, including honest reflection on challenges & shortcomings.
- **+1.5 points: Quality**
1. Taken as a whole, your report leverages your research data and tells a _compelling story_ about your problem statement.
2. Taken as a whole, your report shows evidence of good design, presentation, and communication skills. For example, the writing appear to have been proof-read. The diagrams look professional and show evidence of creativity. The visual layout is professional in appearance. crop and rotate images appropriately? Did you caption images and diagrams? Did you integrate images and text together in compelling ways? If I received this brief as a client, would I feel confident that I should continue to pay you money to do design work for me?
3. Wow-factor: Goes above and beyond in some way. Exemplary work.
### D1P: Research Presentation
For this milestone, you will present the results of your research, and share your problem statement with the class.
For this milestone, you will present the results of your research, and share your draft problem statement with the class.
**Assigned & Discussed in Class:** Week 2, Meeting 1
**Due:** Noon, day of presentation: Week 6, Meeting 1
**Turn In:** (1) Upload a `.pptx` or `.pdf` file to the appropriate folder on Canvas. (2) Give your presentation in class.
#### Specification
- Aim for 5 minutes. Anything in the 4-6 minute range is okay.
- **Everyone** in your team must meaningfully participate.
- Your presentation should include, at minimum, each of the following pieces of information:
1. Who are you? Introduce yourselves.
2. What is your general topic area? Why is it interesting or important?
3. What have you learned from your research so far?
4. What is the problem that you are planning to work on for the rest of the quarter?
_Your presentation should not include a proposal for a design or technology solution of any kind._
#### Grading
This assignment is worth 5 points. You must attend class and participate in your team's presentation to receive any points for this assignment.
Due: In class, Week 7, Meeting 1 (Feb 17 or 18)
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|**Mechanics** <br/> Presentation lasted 4-6 minutes. Slides were turned in by noon. All team members participate. | Slides not turned in by noon. | Over time by > 2 minutes. | Not even 4 minutes -or- all team members do not participate in a meaningful way. |
|**Preparation** <br/> You manage your own time. You seem prepared. Perhaps you have notes. You do not ramble. | . | Presentation ends up fine, but you do not seem well-prepared or rehearsed. | . |
|**Delivery & Organization** <br/> Strong focus & structure. Clear speaking. Engaging delivery. You face the audience and make good eye contact. Increases audience _interest_.| Well-organized, clear delivery, somewhat interesting. | Audience can follow the big picture story but some details are confusing. | Uninteresting or unclear delivery. Audience struggled to follow your point. You do not face the audience and/or do not make good eye contact.|
|**Content** <br/> Increases audience _knowledge_. Hits all four requirements (who are you, topic, research, problem)| Overall a fine presentation, but misses one of the key requirements. | Content doesn't match the audience. We are unable to follow your main point because you talk above our heads or don't provide sufficient context. | Fails to fulfill multiple requirements. |
|**Quality** <br/> Graphics and/or charts are used liberally and to good effect. Text is presented in small easily digestible chunks. Slides are useful as visual aids for the audience and do not distract from your speaking. | There are at least three _meaningful_ graphics, and no more than one or two lengthy bulleted lists. | There are many lengthy bulleted lists. | There are whole paragraphs of text. Graphics are distracting / extraneous / non-existent. (NB: If you never, in the course of speaking, refer to your graphics, they are probably extraneous.) |
Points: 5
- **+0.25** point is reserved for exceptionally high quality work, such as especially well-designed slides, a particularly engaging presentation, or especially thought-provoking content.
- If you do not give your presentation, but you do turn in a complete slide deck, you will receive 0 points.
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<description>The design project is meant to give you hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for HCI design. By the end of the quarter you will have engaged in substantive individual as well as group work, and should have material of appropriate quality for including in a portfolio.
In week 1, you will conduct observations of people using technology individually as a basis for inspiring your project.
In weeks 2-6, you will work with a team to conduct further research on a shared topic, and identify a problem that you will address through a design project.</description>
<description>Note: Directions for each milestone are subject to change until the date that the milestone is assigned and discussed in class.
The design project is meant to give you hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for HCI design. By the end of the quarter you will have engaged in substantive individual as well as group work, and should have material of appropriate quality for including in a portfolio.
In week 1, you will conduct observations of people using technology individually as a basis for inspiring your project.</description>
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<li><a href="#grading1">Grading</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><a href="#d1p-research-presentation">D1P: Research Presentation</a></li>
<li><a href="#d1p-research-presentation">D1P: Research Presentation</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="#specification">Specification</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading2">Grading</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><a href="#d2-design-proposal">D2: Design Proposal</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="#directions1">Directions</a></li>
<li><a href="#document-specification1">Document Specification</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading2">Grading</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading3">Grading</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><a href="#d3-design-case-study">D3: Design Case Study</a>
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<li><a href="#logistics1">Logistics</a></li>
<li><a href="#directions2">Directions</a></li>
<li><a href="#document-specification2">Document Specification</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading3">Grading</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading4">Grading</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><a href="#d3p-case-study-presentation">D3P: Case Study Presentation</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="#logistics2">Logistics</a></li>
<li><a href="#specification--requirements">Specification / Requirements</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading4">Grading</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading5">Grading</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><a href="#fr-individual-reflection">FR: Individual Reflection</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="#logistics3">Logistics</a></li>
<li><a href="#specification--requirements1">Specification / Requirements</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading5">Grading</a></li>
<li><a href="#grading6">Grading</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
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<div class="is-col is-66">
<h2>Design Project</h2>
<p>The design project is meant to give you hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for HCI design. By the end of the quarter you will have engaged in substantive individual as well as group work, and should have material of appropriate quality for including in a portfolio.</p>
<p><em>Note: Directions for each milestone are subject to change until the date that the milestone is assigned and discussed in class.</em></p>
<p>The design project is meant to give you hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for HCI design. By the end of the quarter you will have engaged in substantive individual as well as group work, and should have material of appropriate quality for including in a portfolio.</p>
<p>In <strong>week 1</strong>, you will conduct observations of people using technology individually as a basis for inspiring your project.</p>
<p>In <strong>weeks 2-6</strong>, you will work with a team to conduct further research on a shared topic, and identify a problem that you will address through a design project.</p>
<p>In <strong>weeks 7-10</strong>, you will develop a response to your problem through storyboarding, prototyping, and preliminary user evaluation.</p>
<p>During the scheduled <strong>finals</strong> time slot, you will present your work to the rest of the class. Each of, you, individually, will close the term by writing a reflection on your experience in the course, including both the sketching activity &amp; your engagement in this user-centered design project.</p>
<p><em>A Note About Learning Goals:</em> Because this will be the first time that most of you have ever engaged in a major HCI research and design project, I do not expect you to complete it all <em>perfectly.</em> I do, however, expect you to put in a good faith effort and learn from both your successes and failures. Learning through project-based work is an incremental process that requires your continued reflection. Similarly, good design does not appear out of thin air, but is, instead, the result of a careful process. As such, each milestone includes a written reflection requirement in which you will consider your experience with that stage of the design process, challenges you faced, and things you learned. Because I am much more interested in your <em>learning</em> (and not your ability to create perfect things on the first try), these reflections are a significant portion of your grade.</p>
<p><em>Note: Directions for each milestone are subject to change until the date that the milestone is assigned and discussed in class.</em></p>
<table>
<thead>
<tr>
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<td align="left">5</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left"><a href="#d1-research-report-problem-statement">D1: Research Report + Problem Statement</a></td>
<td align="left"><a href="#d1p-research-presentation">D1P: Research Presentation</a></td>
<td align="left">Group</td>
<td align="left">Sun, Feb 16, 11:59p</td>
<td align="left">10</td>
<td align="left">In class, Week 6, Meeting 1 (Feb 17 or 18)</td>
<td align="left">5</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left"><a href="#d1p-research-presentation">D1P: Research Presentation</a></td>
<td align="left"><a href="#d1-research-report-problem-statement">D1: Research Report + Problem Statement</a></td>
<td align="left">Group</td>
<td align="left">In class, Week 7, Meeting 1 (Feb 17 or 18)</td>
<td align="left">5</td>
<td align="left">Sun, Feb 16, 11:59p</td>
<td align="left">10</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left"><a href="#d2-design-proposal">D2: Design Proposal</a></td>
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<h4 id="directions">Directions</h4>
<ol>
<li>Conduct at least 2 20-minute observations.</li>
<li>Conduct at least 4 interviews. You must have completed all of these interviews no later than <strong>the start of Week 6</strong></li>
<li>Create three diagrams or other data representations to summarize your major research findings. <em>We will discuss diagrams/maps/representations further in class in Week 6.</em></li>
<li>Refine your initial design challenge into a short 1-2 paragraph problem statement. <em>We will discuss problem statements in class in Week 5, but you should finalize this at the end of week 6.</em></li>
<li>Conduct at least 4 interviews. You must have completed all of these interviews no later than <strong>the start of class in Week 5 Meeting 2</strong></li>
<li>Create three diagrams or other data representations to summarize your major research findings. <em>We will discuss diagrams/maps/representations further in class in Week 5.</em></li>
<li>Refine your initial design challenge into a short 1-2 paragraph problem statement. <em>We will discuss problem statements in class in Week 4, but you should finalize this at the end of week 6.</em></li>
</ol>
<h5 id="observation-requirements">Observation Requirements</h5>
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<p>You should conduct two periods of observation in a public location. Each period should be at least 20 minutes long. You should vary either the time or location of your 2 observation periods meaningfully.</p>
<p>Because this is a very short class assignment, and you are a novice, you should not conduct any observations in a location where people would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. <strong>Exception:</strong> <em><strong>With explicit permission</strong></em>, you may observe someone else in this class or a friend if you want to study something that does not occur in a public location &ndash; e.g., if you want to observe how someone follows a recipe to cook something in their kitchen. You must get my okay in advance for what you plan to observe.</p>
<ul>
<li>For example, you might observe for 20 minutes at the food trucks at lunch time, and come back and conduct observations again at the same location for 20 minutes at 5pm.</li>
<li>Or, you might observe people at the bus stop near city hall from 4:45-5:15 on one day, and observe people at Urban Plaza on PSU campus from 12:00-12:20 on another day.</li>
</ul>
<p>You may take field notes in a medium of your choice (e.g., on your phone, laptop, or in a small notebook).</p>
<ul>
<li>Field notes should total <strong>at least 4 pages</strong> in length. I should see things like time stamps, written notes, small sketches or maps of the location. You can see examples of my own field notes in the lecture slides from the first course meeting.</li>
</ul>
<h5 id="interview-requirements">Interview Requirements</h5>
<ul>
<li>At least 3 of your interviews must be at least 15 minutes long. (You can have one failure! But after that, you need to redo them if they aren't lasting at least 15 minutes.)</li>
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<li>Project Title</li>
<li>All team member names &amp; PSU Emails</li>
<li><strong>Contribution Summary:</strong> What has each person done to contribute to this first major team milestone?</li>
<li><strong>Feedback Request:</strong> What specific feedback would you like on this project? What questions do you have about moving forward with your project?</li>
<li><strong>Timeline &amp; Next Steps:</strong> What is your plan for completing the next milestone, due in two weeks?</li>
<li><strong>Feedback Request:</strong> What specific feedback would you like on this milestone? What questions do you have about moving forward with your project?</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
<p><strong>Research Summary:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Observation Summary:</strong>
<p><strong>Research Summary (3-5 paragraphs):</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>1-3 paragraphs summarizing your 2 relevant observations.
<li>3-5 key findings from across your observation and inerview research.
<ul>
<li>Date, time, and location of observations.</li>
<li>How and why did you choose this location/day/time?</li>
<li>3-5 key findings &ndash; what did you learn and why is it relevant?</li>
<li>Back up each finding with specific interview quotes and/or narrative from your observations.</li>
<li>Integrate photos or digital versions of the three diagrams/maps/representations you made to analyze your data and/or communicate your findings. Caption them appropriately.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>If there were any relevant findings from the observations that any team members completed for the first sketching assignment, please briefly summarize those findings in a bulleted list.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>Interview Summaries:</strong> For <strong>each</strong> interview, write a short (2-3 paragraph) summary of the interview. This should include:
<ul>
<li>The setting of the interview</li>
<li>The length of the interview</li>
<li>A general background / brief bio of the interviewee.
<li>
<p><strong>Problem Statement (1-2 paragraphs)</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Is the interviewee in this class?</li>
<li>What is your relationship to this person (e.g., friend, family, roommate, classmate, stranger?)</li>
<li>What is their major?</li>
<li>Why did you choose to interview this person? What about them makes them a good candidate for an interview about your project?</li>
<li><strong>Do NOT include any personally identifiable information (e.g. no names)</strong>.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>3-5 key findings &ndash; what did you learn and why is it relevant?</li>
<li>Refine your topic area into a clear problem statement that explains the problem that you will tackle in your project. This should be 1-2 paragraphs long, and meet the criteria discussed in weeks 4 &amp; 6.</li>
<li>This problem statement should be clearly grounded in your research summary.</li>
<li>Your problem statement clearly state whether you are embarking on a traditional user-centered design project or a critical design project.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>Research Reflection:</strong> 2-3 paragraphs reflecting on your experience conducting research for this milestone.
<li>
<p><strong>Reflection (3-5 paragraphs)</strong>: As a team, reflect on your experience conducting and analyzing user research. This reflection should include answers to questions such as:</p>
<ul>
<li>This reflection should include answers to questions such as: What did you do differently in this round of observations? Do you feel your observation skills have improved? What would you do differently the next time you conduct user research &ndash; observations and research both? What kinds of things did you learn from interviewing vs. observation? What parts of this research were easy/challenging, and why? How and why were each of your four interviews different?</li>
<li>For full credit, this reflection <em>must</em> include references to course readings on relevant topics such as interviewing, observing, and research ethics.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Research
<ul>
<li>What did you do differently in this round of observations (compared to your week one sketching assignment)? Do you feel your observation skills have improved?</li>
<li>How and why were each of your interviews different?</li>
<li>What kinds of things did you learn from interviewing vs. observation?</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
<p><strong>Data Analysis Diagrams/Maps/Representations</strong></p>
<ol>
<li>A photo or digital version of the three diagrams/maps/representations you chose to make.</li>
<li>Relevant captions for each diagram that summarize its contents and relevance to the design project.</li>
<li>A 2-3 paragraph reflection that answers, at minimum, each of these questions:
<li>Analysis
<ul>
<li>What diagrams have you included?</li>
<li>Why did you chose each diagram?</li>
<li>Who participated in each diagramming activity?</li>
<li>Were these activities useful? Why or why not?</li>
<li>What would you do differently next time?</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol>
<li>What was the easiest part of this milestone? Why?</li>
<li>What was the most challenging part of completing this milestone? Why?</li>
<li>Do you feel that you were successful in conducting research about your topic area? Why or why not? What would have made you more successful?</li>
<li>What would you do differently next time?</li>
<li><strong>For full credit, this reflection <em>must</em> include references to course readings on relevant topics such as interviewing, observing, and research ethics.</strong></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
<p><strong>Problem Statement</strong></p>
<p><strong>Appendix</strong>: containing well-organized documentation of all research activities:</p>
<ul>
<li>Refine your topic area into a clear problem statement that explains the problem that you will tackle in your project. This should be 1-2 paragraphs long, and meet the criteria discussed in weeks 4 &amp; 6.</li>
<li>Your problem statement should be clear as to whether you are embarking on a traditional user-centered design project or a critical design project.</li>
<li><strong>Observation Summaries</strong> For each observation note:
<ul>
<li>Day, time, location</li>
<li>How and why did you choose this location/day/time?</li>
<li>Copies of all fieldnotes</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
<p><strong>Appendix</strong></p>
<li><strong>Interview Summaries:</strong> For <strong>each</strong> interview note:
<ul>
<li><strong>Interview Questions</strong>
<li>The date, time, and setting of the interview</li>
<li>The length of the interview</li>
<li>A general background / brief bio of the interviewee.
<ul>
<li>Is the interviewee in this class?</li>
<li>What is your relationship to this person (e.g., friend, family, roommate, classmate, stranger?)</li>
<li>If a student, what is their major?</li>
<li>Why did you choose to interview this person? What about them makes them a good candidate for an interview about your project?</li>
<li><strong>Do NOT include any personally identifiable information (e.g. no names)</strong>.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>In lieu of a full transcript, please provide a 1-2 paragraph summary of the contents of the interview.</li>
<li>Link to an audio file of the interview.</li>
<li>A photo or scan of the interview guide you used.
<ul>
<li>A photo or scan of the interview guide you used from each interview.</li>
<li>The TA must be able to tell from this photo/scan that you took notes as you went through the interview.</li>
<li>The TA should also be able to tell from this document that you revised your questions at least once.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol>
<h4 id="grading1">Grading</h4>
<ul>
<li><strong>0/10: Not turned in or contains plagiarized content.</strong></li>
<li><strong>4/10: Turned in something that is partially complete.</strong></li>
<li><strong>+1 point: Cover page &amp; Document Organization</strong> - Cover page includes all listed elements, and document is well-organized.</li>
<li><strong>+2 point: Research components</strong> - Research sections are complete and show evidence of completing 4 interviews + 2 observation periods.
<li><strong>+2.75 points: Mechanics</strong> Evidence of completing the basic requirements
<ul>
<li>Cover page</li>
<li>4 15-minute interviews.</li>
<li>2 20-minute observations.</li>
<li>3 diagrams.</li>
<li>All materials are in a single document.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>+2 points: Research presentation</strong>
<ul>
<li>Half of the grade for the research component is based on your reflection quality: Is it thoughtful? Does it show evidence of your engagement with the course readings and/or other materials and of your learning?</li>
<li>Clear identification of 3-5 key findings.</li>
<li>Findings are backed up with concrete evidence from your research.</li>
<li>Diagrams are well-integrated in the findings narrative.</li>
<li>Diagrams are sufficiently detailed and help to communicate some aspect of your research process and/or findings.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>+1 point: Data Analysis</strong> - Three required diagrams are present and show evidence of completing the task.
<li><strong>+2.25 points: Problem Statement</strong> - Problem statement is complete, and <em>meets criteria discussed in Week 4</em>:
<ul>
<li>Half of the grade for the data analysis component is based on your reflection quality: Is it thoughtful? Does it show evidence of your engagement with the course readings and/or other materials and of your learning?</li>
<li>Grounded in data and/or research</li>
<li>Framed in a way that <em>invites creative solutions</em></li>
<li>Specific about where/when/why/how a problem is occurring</li>
<li>Includes criteria for judging the validity of a proposed response/solution</li>
<li><strong>Does not propose a solution</strong></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>+1 point: Problem Statement</strong> - Problem statement is complete, and <em>meets criteria discussed in Week 4</em>: it is grounded in data and/or research, it is framed in a way that <em>invites creative solutions</em> (but does not specify a solution), it is specific about where/when/why/how a problem is occurring, it includes criteria for judging the validity of a proposed response/solution (but <strong>does not propose a solution</strong>).</li>
<li><strong>+1 point: Quality</strong> - There are two parts to the quality grade:
<li><strong>+1.5 points: Reflection</strong>
<ul>
<li>Taken as a whole, your report tells a compelling <em>story</em> about your problem statement, that is clearly grounded in data &amp; research.</li>
<li>Taken as a whole, your report shows evidence of good design, presentation, and communication skills. Does the writing appear to have been proof-read? Did you put some thought into the visual layout? Do your diagrams/maps/representations look professional and show evidence of creativity? Did you crop and rotate images appropriately? Did you caption images and diagrams? Did you integrate images and text together in compelling ways? If I received this brief as a client, would I feel confident that I should continue to pay you money to do design work for me?</li>
<li>Meets length requirement (at least 3 paragraphs)</li>
<li>Thoughtful reflection shows clear evidence of engagement with course readings and/or other materials.</li>
<li>Reflection documents your own learning and progress in the course, including honest reflection on challenges &amp; shortcomings.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>+1.5 points: Quality</strong>
<ol>
<li>Taken as a whole, your report leverages your research data and tells a <em>compelling story</em> about your problem statement.</li>
<li>Taken as a whole, your report shows evidence of good design, presentation, and communication skills. For example, the writing appear to have been proof-read. The diagrams look professional and show evidence of creativity. The visual layout is professional in appearance. crop and rotate images appropriately? Did you caption images and diagrams? Did you integrate images and text together in compelling ways? If I received this brief as a client, would I feel confident that I should continue to pay you money to do design work for me?</li>
<li>Wow-factor: Goes above and beyond in some way. Exemplary work.</li>
</ol>
</li>
</ul>
<h3 id="d1p-research-presentation">D1P: Research Presentation</h3>
<p>For this milestone, you will present the results of your research, and share your problem statement with the class.</p>
<p>Due: In class, Week 7, Meeting 1 (Feb 17 or 18)</p>
<p>Points: 5</p>
<p>For this milestone, you will present the results of your research, and share your draft problem statement with the class.</p>
<p><strong>Assigned &amp; Discussed in Class:</strong> Week 2, Meeting 1</p>
<p><strong>Due:</strong> Noon, day of presentation: Week 6, Meeting 1</p>
<p><strong>Turn In:</strong> (1) Upload a <code>.pptx</code> or <code>.pdf</code> file to the appropriate folder on Canvas. (2) Give your presentation in class.</p>
<h4 id="specification">Specification</h4>
<ul>
<li>Aim for 5 minutes. Anything in the 4-6 minute range is okay.</li>
<li><strong>Everyone</strong> in your team must meaningfully participate.</li>
<li>Your presentation should include, at minimum, each of the following pieces of information:
<ol>
<li>Who are you? Introduce yourselves.</li>
<li>What is your general topic area? Why is it interesting or important?</li>
<li>What have you learned from your research so far?</li>
<li>What is the problem that you are planning to work on for the rest of the quarter?</li>
</ol>
</li>
</ul>
<p><em>Your presentation should not include a proposal for a design or technology solution of any kind.</em></p>
<h4 id="grading2">Grading</h4>
<p>This assignment is worth 5 points. You must attend class and participate in your team's presentation to receive any points for this assignment.</p>
<table>
<thead>
<tr>
<th align="left">.95</th>
<th align="left">.85</th>
<th align="left">.75</th>
<th align="left">.65</th>
</tr>
</thead>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td align="left"><strong>Mechanics</strong> <br/> Presentation lasted 4-6 minutes. Slides were turned in by noon. All team members participate.</td>
<td align="left">Slides not turned in by noon.</td>
<td align="left">Over time by &gt; 2 minutes.</td>
<td align="left">Not even 4 minutes -or- all team members do not participate in a meaningful way.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left"><strong>Preparation</strong> <br/> You manage your own time. You seem prepared. Perhaps you have notes. You do not ramble.</td>
<td align="left">.</td>
<td align="left">Presentation ends up fine, but you do not seem well-prepared or rehearsed.</td>
<td align="left">.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left"><strong>Delivery &amp; Organization</strong> <br/> Strong focus &amp; structure. Clear speaking. Engaging delivery. You face the audience and make good eye contact. Increases audience <em>interest</em>.</td>
<td align="left">Well-organized, clear delivery, somewhat interesting.</td>
<td align="left">Audience can follow the big picture story but some details are confusing.</td>
<td align="left">Uninteresting or unclear delivery. Audience struggled to follow your point. You do not face the audience and/or do not make good eye contact.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left"><strong>Content</strong> <br/> Increases audience <em>knowledge</em>. Hits all four requirements (who are you, topic, research, problem)</td>
<td align="left">Overall a fine presentation, but misses one of the key requirements.</td>
<td align="left">Content doesn't match the audience. We are unable to follow your main point because you talk above our heads or don't provide sufficient context.</td>
<td align="left">Fails to fulfill multiple requirements.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left"><strong>Quality</strong> <br/> Graphics and/or charts are used liberally and to good effect. Text is presented in small easily digestible chunks. Slides are useful as visual aids for the audience and do not distract from your speaking.</td>
<td align="left">There are at least three <em>meaningful</em> graphics, and no more than one or two lengthy bulleted lists.</td>
<td align="left">There are many lengthy bulleted lists.</td>
<td align="left">There are whole paragraphs of text. Graphics are distracting / extraneous / non-existent. (NB: If you never, in the course of speaking, refer to your graphics, they are probably extraneous.)</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<ul>
<li><strong>+0.25</strong> point is reserved for exceptionally high quality work, such as especially well-designed slides, a particularly engaging presentation, or especially thought-provoking content.</li>
<li>If you do not give your presentation, but you do turn in a complete slide deck, you will receive 0 points.</li>
</ul>
<h3 id="d2-design-proposal">D2: Design Proposal</h3>
<p>For this milestone, you will come up with multiple solutions to your design problem, and propose one of them for moving forward with.</p>
<p>This is a group project.</p>
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</ul>
</li>
</ol>
<h4 id="grading2">Grading</h4>
<h4 id="grading3">Grading</h4>
<ul>
<li><strong>0/10: Not turned in or contains plagiarized content.</strong></li>
<li><strong>5/10: Turned in something that is partially complete.</strong></li>
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</ul>
</li>
</ol>
<h4 id="grading3">Grading</h4>
<h4 id="grading4">Grading</h4>
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<ul>
<li>1 &ndash; <strong>Format and Presentation:</strong> correct format and quality of presentation style</li>
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<p>Do not feel compelled to focus on every single thing you did, instead tell us a story about your <em>process</em>, how you arrived at your final <em>result</em>, and what decisions you made along the way.</p>
<p>You should review <a href="https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/02/designing-case-studies-human-centered-design-process/">Designing Case Studies: Showcasing a Human-Centered Design Process</a> for inspiration.</p>
<p><strong>All team members should participate in the presentation.</strong></p>
<h4 id="grading4">Grading</h4>
<h4 id="grading5">Grading</h4>
<p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BUZBXkNnomtG07wQSA1Wg5EJ3BXHbDGp/view?usp=sharing">Presentation Rubric</a></p>
<h3 id="fr-individual-reflection">FR: Individual Reflection</h3>
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<li>Include a clear statement of your own area of interest or work in the first sentence.</li>
<li>Reference at least <em>1</em> peer-reviewed article/book from your own area of specialization.</li>
</ul>
<h4 id="grading5">Grading</h4>
<h4 id="grading6">Grading</h4>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ho8WWJ5cHdlEV65c7w775axIvGwHRJUn">Graduate Rubric</a></li>
<li><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HtdqvDrW_-u0NOZU-D3TYAaCM6SNP12D">Undergraduate Rubric</a></li>
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<guid>https://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~harmon8/classes/hci/project/</guid>
<description>The design project is meant to give you hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for HCI design. By the end of the quarter you will have engaged in substantive individual as well as group work, and should have material of appropriate quality for including in a portfolio.
In week 1, you will conduct observations of people using technology individually as a basis for inspiring your project.
In weeks 2-6, you will work with a team to conduct further research on a shared topic, and identify a problem that you will address through a design project.</description>
<description>Note: Directions for each milestone are subject to change until the date that the milestone is assigned and discussed in class.
The design project is meant to give you hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for HCI design. By the end of the quarter you will have engaged in substantive individual as well as group work, and should have material of appropriate quality for including in a portfolio.
In week 1, you will conduct observations of people using technology individually as a basis for inspiring your project.</description>
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