CS 591 Human Computer Interaction – Evaluation

 

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Evaluation criteria: 50% Group project + 50% Individual assignment

 

2016– Individual Assignment

 

1.     Investigate existing user interfaces of software applications, websites, smartphones or any other electronic product (like microwave oven, camera and so on).

2.     Identify three problems with existing user interfaces. Each problem needs to be associated with different contexts or applications than the other two problems.

3.     Explain the problem and propose a solution. If possible, relate the problem with a human factor (like visual search, rapid aiming movement, learning, memory and so on)

4.     Plan a way to evaluate how your proposed solution can be proven better than the existing user interface.

o   Sample Solution

 

2014– Individual Assignment

 

§  Assignment 1: Students identified three HCI problems in electronic interfaces in their everyday use and related them to human factors.

o   Sample solution

 

§  Assignment 2: Students wrote a critical review of a book from Springer HCI series as their individual assignment.

 

2013 – Individual Assignment

 

Students wrote a critical review of a book from Springer HCI series as their individual assignment.

 

2012

 

Individual Assignment

 

Solution Notes

 

 

Course Structure

Students’ Projects

Grades

Final Grade Distribution 2016

Final Grade Distribution 2014

Final Grade Distribution 2013

Final Marks Distribution 2012

 

Group Project Rating 2012

 

Sl No.

Project Name

Originality

Quality

Presentation

Vision

Total

Feedback

 

 

(in %)

 

1

Augmented Reality

80

80

80

90

81

Good presentation, good idea and usability analysis plan, well written report, missed a short literature survey or comparison to existing AR systems in report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

eShopping Websites

80

100

80

0

78

Well planned study, good analysis

Report missed representative screenshots and future work section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Online Eye Testing Interface

100

50

100

50

80

Interesting idea, good presentation

Authors need to study the use of Snellen Chart in more detail, it can not tell 'power' of eye, neither 20/20 rating while the user is viewing from 1.2 mt distance. More emphasis should be given on the framework and developing picture based charts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Fitts' Law study

10

10

40

0

18

The literature survey failed to cite analysis of Fitts' law and presented plenty of wrong information even those presented in lecture notes. I refer authors to go through lecture notes on Fitts' law and read papers referred to them in an earlier email communication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

HCI for Indian Population

50

0

10

50

23

The project proposes some new thoughts but it does not really report any formal literature survey, nor any citations. The presentation is not good, same piece of text was repeated in the first two pages and the writing needs more internal review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Health Tracker

70

10

0

0

24

The project presents an interesting idea and compared it with related work. However neither the report nor the slides follow the specified format of presentation. There is no discussion on usability issues except the screen size, the other issues are more functionality oriented. Though it is going to be an interesting project but at present it lacks both depth in quality and maturity in presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Memory Support

0

0

0

0

0

Plagiarised from http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mllee/docs/UbiComp229-lee.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Virtual Reality

85

85

90

90

87

Nice coverage and presentation though the report needs a better structure, perhaps an explicit paragraph on structure of the document may help. Authors should reduce number of quotations and put more analysis. Citations to some peer reviewed recent papers would have enhanced the quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Voting System

10

0

50

40

22

The project tries to introduce a new system but did not seem to think about any security issues, e.g. in UK or USA, all citizens have SSN or bio metric details recorded, but why they do not use online voting ?  The report does mention a few usability issues but it mainly talks about speculation and does not provide any hints of formal analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Website Evaluation

90

80

100

50

86

Good evaluation, nice presentation but the report misses future plan of maintenance and evaluation.