|Lecturer:||Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Keith Andrews|
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Mon. 11:00-12:00 during normal term
Room D.2.16, ID01054, IICM, Inffeldg. 16c, 1st floor.
Seminar Room IICM, D.1.10, IDEG134, Inffeldg. 16c, ground floor.
|Schedule:||The approximate course schedule.|
|Attendance Policy:||At least one member of every group must attend class every week.|
[Note: The lecture notes are never in their final form, but will be updated as the course progresses.]
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There are instructions for writing a survey paper.
You can also look at the survey papers from previous semesters of the course.
Note that these are provided as they were handed in, warts and all. No rounds of reviewing or correction have taken place.
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|Aims and Objectives of Course:||
First we will look at current work and results in the areas of information architecture and web usability. Students will form groups of 4 and research and present one particular factor of web usability. During the course, students will run a usability study (either a thinking aloud test or a formal experiment).
A mixture of lecture, practical, and seminar with lots of group discussion.
This course assumes knowledge of the methods of usability engineering.
You must have completed the course on Human-Computer Interaction (or an equivalent course elsewhere) and be a grad (Masters) or postgrad (PhD) student.
Experience in experimental design and statistics (psychology) would be a bonus, but is not necessary.
This is an advanced course at postgrad (Master's) level. The number of students is limited to 20 to encourage participation and discussion. Places usually fill up very fast.
Priority will be given to PhD and Master's students in one of the computer science degree programmes (sign up for the Main Group). Students in other degree programmes will be allocated places at the first lecture in chronological order of registration as far as places are still available (sign up for the Reserve Group).
After the unregistration deadline, if you wish to unregister from the course, please contact me by email. Depending on how far the course has already progressed, I will either unregister you without penalty or (more likely) grade your work up to that point.
|Examination Method:||The grade will be determined by your group creation and presentation of a survey report and your group creation and presentation of a project (for example, running a web usability study or building a responsive web interface).|
This course is taught in English, There may be some participants who do not speak German, so please give your presentations and write your reports in English. This course is a good chance to practice using English with (almost) nothing to lose. I will not be grading your English, but the content of your work.
Do not cheat. Copying from the web or copying the work of others and then submitting it as your own is known as plagiarism. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden and will be punished where discovered. The university has a code of conduct and set of guidelines regarding scientific integrity and ethics.
By taking this course, you agree to have your work submitted to plagiarism detection services. We also cross-check work against other work submitted in the same and previous years.