Creating a Realistic Context for Team Projects in HCI

Herman Koppelman, Betsy van Dijk

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    Abstract

    Team projects are nowadays common practice in HCI education. This paper focuses on the role of clients and users in team projects in introductory HCI courses. In order to provide projects with a realistic context we invite people from industry to serve as clients for the student teams. Some of them have a professional interest in participating in our course and define a project themselves. Another way we make projects realistic is to have teams evaluate their designs with real users. We describe how we incorporate the role of clients and users in our courses and describe our experiences. One of the results of our evaluations is that most students find it very interesting and stimulating to work with a client on a ‘real’ project from industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationITICSE '06
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherACM Press
    Pages58-62
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)1-59593-055-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2006
    Event11th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2006 - Bologna, Italy
    Duration: 26 Jun 200628 Jun 2006
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    NameACM SIGCSE Bulletin
    PublisherACM Press
    Number3
    Volume38
    ISSN (Print)0097-8418

    Conference

    Conference11th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2006
    Abbreviated titleITiCSE
    CountryItaly
    CityBologna
    Period26/06/0628/06/06

    Keywords

    • EWI-8984
    • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
    • METIS-237890
    • IR-66848
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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    Koppelman, H., & van Dijk, B. (2006). Creating a Realistic Context for Team Projects in HCI. In ITICSE '06: Proceedings of the 11th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 58-62). (ACM SIGCSE Bulletin; Vol. 38, No. 3). New York: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/1140124.1140142