31260 | 42017 FUNDAMENTALS OF.

31260 | 42017 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTION DESIGN Assignment 2: Design 40% 1. Overview Students will work in groups of ~5 to develop the interaction design and supporting usability documentation for a system. Exercises during tutorials will provide students with opportunities to familiarise themselves with the various requirements of the assignment. The project and the problem have been designed to provide opportunities to practise a human-centred design methodology that combines a range of research, design and evaluation activities including theory, exploratory and experimental studies, prototyping, user research and evaluation. Marks: 40% (Parts A + B) Due Dates: Part A – Week 7 (20%) Monday 19 September before 3.00PM: Group video presentation upload & Group design document upload & print Tuesday 20 September before the start of the tutorial: Individual feedback sheet of video presentations Part B – Week 10 (20%) Group video presentation upload & Group design document upload & print Tuesday 18 October before the start of the tutorial: Individual feedback sheet of video presentations Submission: All assignments are to be submitted in hard copy. A Faculty Assignment Cover Page should be used for both parts of this assignment Return: Part A will be returned during tutorial time in week 8. Preparation time : It is assumed that students will devote 30 – 40 hours to this assignment in addition to class time. All assignments are to be submitted in person at the time indicated. A penalty of 20% per day, including weekends, will be imposed for late assignments with no prearranged extension or delivery time. Students are reminded that the Academic Standards detailed in the subject outline apply to this and all other assignments in this subject. 2. Your project – the real world problem you are tasked to solve Using networked technologies to enhance active ageing. A great achievement of many developed countries, including Australia, is that their citizens are living longer with many ageing people leading healthy and productive life. This has brought a range of new social, cultural and economic challenges and opportu nities such as how to live well for longer and defer or avoid the need for regular care . The World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted the term active ageing, arguing that if we optimize older adults’ opportunities for health, participation and security as they age, we can support them to be healthy, productive, an active participant in life whilst enhancing their quality of life. In other words, “adding life to years and not merely years to life”. 31260 | 42017 Design Assignment 1/6 This assignment focuses on how new computing technologies that can massively increase interconnectivity between people, objects and spaces be designed to support the ‘work’ that ageing people do as their physical capabilities change. As people age, they need to put in more work to maintain their level of independence, connectedness, and agency. This may mean engaging in more or different kinds of exercise; changing diets or habits, and may also mean finding new ways to maintain social connectedness. Additionally, by recognizing that many older adults are already seeking ways to live well for longer, this project will design prototypes of technologies that are either specifically intended for domestic spaces or can be appropriated for use within these spaces. Your group will create a prototype/s and supporting documentation for an application, device or system, that supports active ageing. If your considerations include embedding technologies in various parts of the home, i.e., in order to help track older adults’ activities and/or their abilities to move safely and easily around their homes, this project WILL NOT ACCEPT prototypes of technologies that: i) focus on tracking or sharing personal information about users, without their express consent; ii) pester or annoy users by requesting such consent or ‘getting in the way’, and iii) are designed solely for use by older adults (despite the fact that these people wil l form your primary user group). The project has been divided into two parts each with specific deliverables: Part A: A focus on exploratory studies, user research, user representations and initial design activities. Part B: A focus on design specifications, prototyping, iterations of design informed by user evaluations, and early development. A range of resource and support materials will be made available on UTSOnline for this project. These will include some relevant research literature, reports, existing user data and as well as guidelines and suggestions for user research. The important things to consider are: Develop elegant, simple solutions and keep in mind at all times any constraints. However, do be creative and lateral. Think very carefully about the contexts of use. Demonstrate that you use human-centred design processes to back your design decisions. Describe the ways in which your user research informs and influences your resulting design. Ensure that the use of technology you design do not contravene social, legal and ethical issues related to the contexts in which they are used, e.g., privacy of information, etc. Consideration of specific user groups’ lifestyles, environments, cultures and gender relationships is strongly recommended. You should make reference to design principles and theory where appropriate. The important part of this project is the work you do with your users and how you represent them and their activities throughout the design process. Also, you are not expected to completely solve the problems presented in the option you choose. The important thing is to clearly state: what you are trying to do, the research and reflection behind your design choices and the justification of how your approach will support your target users’ practices. 3. Deliverables Part A: Week 7. Preliminary research, user studies and development of personas and scenarios. Group deliverables: (17 marks) Group presentation video: upload by 3.00PM Monday 19 September, link emailed to tutor 31260 | 42017 Design Assignment 2/6 Each group must upload a 6-minute video presentation that presents an overview of the first two stages of their projects. Note: this presentation is intended to provide your group with an opportunity to use your tutor and peers for evaluation and comment before your project is finalised. Your video presentation should not be more than 6 minutes long. Upload the video to an online repository of your choice but you must email your tutor with the link to the video by the above-mentioned deadline. Documentation upload by 3.00PM Monday 19 September, link emailed to tutor & bring three printed copies to the lecture, one for each tutor Before the start of the lecture each group will submit a 12-page (maximum) document reporting the progress, findings and outcomes of the first stages of the project. Both your presentation and documentation should include: evidence of background research to show an understanding of the design problem a clear and concise problem statement, i.e. what problem are you trying to solve and specifically address with your design; appropriately detailed descriptions of your target users and other stakeholders; a clear description of your user research and the implications of your findings for design choices; your personas and scenarios and an account of how these were developed from the user research; your initial design concept, or concepts/options (if you have more than one); your overall design process to date; the next steps in your project Marking criteria for presentation and documentation: Structure, clarity, focus on topic, quality of video presentation 2 marks Structure, clarity, focus on topic, quality of writing 2 marks Depth and breadth of background research/reading 3 marks Thoroughness and quality of user research 4 marks Quality of personas and scenarios developed from user research 4 marks Quality of initial design ideas and design process to date 2 marks Total marks for Part A Group Work 17 marks 31260 | 42017 Design Assign
ment 3/6 Individual deliverable: (3 marks) Feedback of other groups’ video presentation: due before the start of the tutorial Tuesday 20 September Individuals will need to watch the videos uploaded by other groups in your tutorial. You will use the feedback sheet provided (found on UTSonline) to provide constructive feedback for each group’s video presentation. Marking criteria for constructive feedback of videos: You will be assessed based on the quality of your feedback on the following areas: Feedback regarding the design process 1 marks Feedback regarding the design idea 1 marks Suggestions for improvement 1 marks Total marks 3 marks Part B: Week 11. The design, functionality and interface of the prototype, its interaction design and preliminary usability evaluations Group deliverables: (17%) Group presentation video: upload by 3.00PM Monday 17 October, link emailed to tutor Each group must upload a 6-minute video presentation that presents an overview of the first two stages of their projects. Note: this presentation is intended to provide your group with an opportunity to use your tutor and peers for evaluation and comment before your project is finalised. Your video presentation should not be more than 6 minutes long. Upload the video to an online repository of your choice but you must email your tutor with the link to the video by 1.00PM on Thursday 20 October. Documentation:, link emailed to tutor & bring three printed copies to the lecture, one for each tutor Before the start of the lecture each group will submit a twelve-page (maximum) document reporting the progress, findings and outcomes of the final stages of the project. Both your presentation and documentation should include: a brief summary of relevant work from Part A; the identification of the types of user activities that will be supported by your design (i.e. why will people be using your system?); a clear description of the iterative design process that was followed with details of interim designs (including diagram/s). For example, how you decided what to keep, how you sought advice (consult with your target audience?), how you incorporated outcomes from user evaluations; a clear description of how your user research and representations (personas and scenarios) informed the design process at each stage; a clear description of each iteration of your usability evaluation, with a summary of findings and implications for your evolving design; a concise description the final design solution describing and accounting for the interface and interaction designs of your system, including visual design and information structures; reference to design principles and theory (where appropriate); areas where feedback would be welcome; any other information that is relevant to your specific project. Marking criteria for your presentation and documentation: Structure, clarity, focus on topic and quality of video presentation 2 marks 31260 | 42017 Design Assignment 4/6 Structure, clarity, focus on topic, quality of written report 2 marks Adequacy of description of the initial proposed solution and justifications of 3 marks how well the solution aligned to actual user needs Thoroughness and justification of the role played by user research and user 2 marks representations throughout the design process Quality and thoroughness of usability evaluations 3 marks Thoroughness of descriptions and evidence that links user evaluation 3 marks findings to the evolving changes of the design Quality of final design (especially usability) 2 marks Total marks for Part B Group Work 17 marks Individual deliverable: (3 marks) Feedback of other groups’ video presentation: due before the start of the tutorial Tuesday 18 October Individuals will need to watch the videos uploaded by other groups in your tutorial. You will use the feedback sheet provided (found on UTSonline) to provide constructive feedback for each group’s video presentation. Marking criteria for constructive feedback of videos: You will be assessed based on the quality of your feedback on the following areas: Feedback regarding the design process 1 marks Feedback regarding the design idea 1 marks Suggestions for improvement 1 marks Total marks 3 marks Preparing your design document When writing the report, structure the document to suit your project, in a clear and logical way. Please proofread your final report and ensure that your design choices are transparent and clear to others. When you use references, follow the Harvard (UTS) referencing style. See < http://www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing >. Further, more detailed documentation (for example, user research findings, additional personas, scenarios, user evaluations, more screen designs etc.) should be added in Appendices. Note: there is no guarantee that the appendices will be read. They are used to provide more details or information and findings that are summarised and referred to in the report. Neither of the documents for Part A and Part B of this assignment should exceed 12 pages in length! Marks will be deducted for documents that exceed this limit. Cover page, table of content and appendices are not included in the page count (i.e. in addition to the 12 pages of the document). More detailed instructions and explanations regarding the structuring of the document will be provided during the lecture (lecture 6 and lecture 10). 4. Peer Assessment Students will be asked to assess the contribution of their peers to the group project. A peer assessment form will be made available on UTS online. Each student will submit two completed peer assessment forms, one in week 7, with Part A of the assignment and the second in week 11, with Part B of the assignment. Please put your completed forms in a sealed envelope, gather the sealed envelopes from all your group and submit them with the group assignment. This peer assessment will be used to determine whether all group members receive the same mark for the 31260 | 42017 Design Assignment 5/6 assignment. If discrepancies in contribution are noted, individual marks will be scaled in accordance with the peer feedback and the standard of each individual’s contribution to the assignment deliverables. If you are having trouble with the operation of your group, ask the lecturer for advice (preferably ask as a group) as soon as possible. If part of the group feels that other member(s) are not contributing, the lecturer should be informed and a group meeting held to produce a solution. It is your responsibility to manage your groups, your group work and to ensure that any problems are identified and dealt with promptly. Don’t wait until the final week of the assignment! 5. Academic misconduct The University’s rules regarding academic misconduct can be found at; www.gsu.uts.edu.au/rules/16-2.html. The academic standards outlined in the subject outline apply to this assignment 6. Special Consideration If your performance in an assessment item or items has been affected by extenuating or special circumstances beyond your control you may apply for Special Consideration. Information on how to apply can be found at http://www.sau.uts.edu.au/assessment/consideration.html. 31260 | 42017 Design Assignment 6/6

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