Media Computing Project, SS 2009


Weekly Deadline Tuesdays 23:59.


Times: Wed 14:00 - 17:00
DateTalk TopicAssignment
08.04.2009no lab (CHI 2009)
15.04.2009Introduction, project distribution, group composition Get to know your project
22.04.2009Field Information Gathering Techniques Web Log, Users/Tasks
29.04.2009Task Analysis Expert Review Tools Expert Reviews on Task Analysis
06.05.2009Analyse Existing SystemsConduct survey and user test
13.05.2009Prototyping TechniquesStoryboards, Paper Prototype
20.05.2009Free WorkInteractive Prototype
27.05.2009Free WorkPrototype Evaluation
03.06.2009no lab (Exkursionswoche)
10.06.2009no lab (Studieninformationstag)
17.06.2009Free WorkWork on final prototype
24.06.2009Free WorkWork on final prototype
01.07.2009Free WorkWork on final prototype
08.07.2009Free WorkWork on final prototype
15.07.2009Final Presentations
Schedule is subject to change

Research Theme

We will bring usability into existing opensource projects.
Despite the design challenge you will gain real-word experience in working with "customers".

projects: FileZilla, Mplayer


  • find current problems in the UI
  • find new designs to enhance the usability
  • convince the developers that your design helps the users


  • prototypes (30%)
  • evaluation reports (30%)
  • web log (20%)
  • 6 page summary (10%)
  • final presentation (10%)

Interesting Links

Recommended Reading

  • Floyd Fowler: Improving Survey Questions
  • Hugh Beyer and Karen Holtzblatt: Contextual Design
FileDescriptionFile sizeDownloadsLast modified
Download this file (5 Interactive Prototype.pdf)5 Interactive Prototype.pdf 26 kB35242009-05-20 15:09
Download this file (4 Prototyping Techniques.pdf)4 Prototyping Techniques.pdf 324 kB38952009-05-13 15:23
Download this file (3 Analyze Existing Systems.pdf)3 Analyze Existing Systems.pdf 443 kB68572009-05-06 15:48
Download this file (2 Task Analysis Tools.pdf)2 Task Analysis Tools.pdf 100 kB33432009-04-29 14:52
Download this file (1 Field Gathering Techniques.pdf)1 Field Gathering Techniques.pdf 968 kB38582009-04-22 13:29
Download this file (0 Intro.pdf)0 Intro.pdf 6867 kB39472009-04-21 20:29

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