Project presentation consists of two sessions: an oral session and a poster session.
- Oral Presentation: 5/5
- Poster Due: 5/5
- Poster Presentation: 5/10
In the oral presentation, your team will be given 7 minutes to demo your application live. Take us on a guided tour of the interface, using concrete examples driven by your scenarios. One way to structure the demo is as follows:
- Give an overview of all the features (1 min)
- Perform tasks based on scenarios
- Scenario 1 (2 min): describe the persona, explain the goal of the task, slowly go through the steps to perform the task
- Scenario 2 (2 min): describe the persona, explain the goal of the task, slowly go through the steps to perform the task
- Scenario 3 (2 min): describe the persona, explain the goal of the task, slowly go through the steps to perform the task
On 5/10, the last day of the class, we will host a poster session for presenting your project at the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) in the Hornbake Library. This event will be advertised so expect to see people other than your classmates coming to check out your work. Prof. Allison Druin, the director of HCIL, has kindly agreed to lend us the space. Prof. Larry Davis, the head of the CS department, has also kindly agreed to sponsor the cost of poster printing. We will need your poster by 5/5 to leave enough time to have the poster professionally printed.
This poster session will double as an end-of-semester celebration party where snacks and beverages will be served. You should create a rotation schedule so that at any given time there are at least two people standing next the poster presenting, while giving everyone a chance to go around and check out other posters. Below is an example of how you may make such a schedule:
- 2:00-2:20: A and B
- 2:20-2:40: C and D
- 2:40-3:00: C and B
- 3:00-3:20: A and D
When you are checking out other teams' posters, interact with them by asking them questions, suggesting improvements, or even challenging their design decisions.
Making the poster
- Size: 20" x 30"
- Provide some background about the problems and user needs addressed by your application
- Give a general overview of the application
- Explain your user-centered design process
- Present interesting findings from user testing with paper and computer prototypes
- Include more images, less text
We recommend using PowerPoint for making the poster. You can download the template to get started. But you are free to use any software your team all feel comfortable with. You are expected to significantly customize the design of your poster such as color, font, and layout to give it a unique look and make it visually appealing.
Submitting the poster
Send the source file (ppt or others) to tomyeh @ umiacs.umd.edu by 4:30pm, 5/5 (W) in order to get the poster printed in time.