The first person
in each team should send out an broadcast email to get the members of the
team to send you their info to coordinate a meeting. The coordinator should send
their information via the class mailing list to coordinate the initial
getting together with the team. You should exchange IM, Email, Cell numbers and
schedules to facilitate the team portions of this assignment. GET STARTED
Not on the list
above? Pick a group and send the group and me an email with your SID.
Don't like your
group - sorry, that's just the way life goes. Make the best of it. Unless
there is some reason you can be in a given group, if so, send me an email and
Each team topic is
a vague statement about a certain type of solution. Part of your teams
project is to take that statement and flesh it out into a vision with specific
scope and goals. I have intentionally made these vague to allow your creativity
and vision to shine through. You should think about what the future will hold
instead of what the presently exists. Some suggestions are:
- trips to mars? Booking a helicopter? Personal charter hovercraft?
Autonavigation - get into the vehicle and it drives you there, how would
Online Childcare System - watch the kids, arrange pickup, delivery.
Electronic Voting - how about using a kiosk on the street? How about a
direct democracy vs. representative democracy?
Future Web - The WWM - instead of the web, what should we have? Death to
the browser, but what would replace it?
Cashless Society - no paper, no credit cards, maybe iris recognition, or
Virtual University - take classes completely remotely?
Cashier-less Checkout - No scanning, use RFID tags, what would that look
like? What about returns?
Online City Government - what things does government do that could be
made digital, web based, virtual? 911? Courts? Paying Tickets? Getting Permits?
Voting on village issues? Talk to the mayor?
Subway of the Future - no metro cards or tokens? An IP network like
system of small subway cars that move like packets through a matrixed network of
stations, in all three dimensions, like a really elaborate elevator system that
goes not just up and down but between buildings!
with your group to develop a strategy
and approach. Exchange contact info, etc.
DO THIS VERY EARLY ON OR YOU WILL NOT COMPLETE THIS HOMEWORK.
a Facilitator – this person
will manage the coordination of the group. You should do this via a secret
ballet. Those interested in taking the role of facilitator should make a
short speeches (5-10 minutes) as to why they are the best choice for the
position. Vote by writing on a slip of paper the name each person feels is
the best choice, secretly. Then, talley the votes. Announce the winner. If
your facilitator is not doing the job, at any time call a new election, if
a name for the group. This can be
as simple or whimsical as you please. It should somehow reflect the project
and/or team. For ex: Team “SuperFly” for the airline reservation team
might work out well (but that is yours to decide). A catchy name is always
on the topic that you are assigned, do research, including physically
visiting and interviewing (or via phone, if that is the only approach
that is viable) at least one
business/organization/agency that is related to the topic you have been
assigned. You must figure out who
to interview, make contact and
arrange the interviews. You should coordinate within your group and divide
the work up, where possible. Please review the attached interview sheet for ideas
about the interviews and what you might say. You will need to tailor this to
your topic. The goal of the interview(s) is to understand the goals, tasks,
skills, timeframes and knowledge of the users. This information will help
you to understand what things the UIs you design with have to do. This may
involve members of your team being interviewed by other team members and
have them play the role of a user being interviewed.
Candidate Use Cases
There are team and individual aspects to
this assignment. They are detailed in the doc packages.
will be given sample artifacts. Please take these, remove the existing projects
information and replace with the information for your project. Please use the
content in the files as a guide for how to enter your project's information into
the artifacts. Please try to do the homework based on the instructions and
information I've given you.
HW1 Word format
HW1 RTF format
HW1 HTML format