Class 3

Material Covered This Week

In-Class Activity

We’ll demonstrate and discuss these in class this week:

Assignments for next class

  • Do the labs that were covered in class this week, and come up with a simple application using digital or analog input and digital output.
  • Digital Quiz – This self-graded quiz covers the material discussed in today’s class. If you’d like further review, take this quiz, then set up office hours with your instructor to see
  • Review the material to be covered next week, and  come to next class with questions:

Readings for next class

The following readings set the tone conceptually for what’s coming next:

Blog Post for next class

Observation – Pick a piece of interactive technology in public, used by multiple people. Write down your assumptions as to how it’s used, and describe the context in which it’s being used. Watch people use it, preferably without them knowing they’re being observed. Take notes on how they use it, what they do differently, what appear to be the difficulties, what appear to be the easiest parts. Record what takes the longest, what takes the least amount of time, and how long the whole transaction takes. Consider how the readings from Norman and Crawford reflect on what you see.