Judith's HCC 729

My thoughts on the class readings.

Final StoryBoards

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Whew…. I did my best y’all…. Drawing is definitely not my strongest talent..

Page 1: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B424CMXgO2IIN1djQ1VVbDM5M00/edit?usp=sharing

Page 2: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B424CMXgO2IIMFFOMDhuN0pLWGM/edit?usp=sharing

Page 3: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B424CMXgO2IIZ2Z1Sm1LTWpJZjQ/edit?usp=sharing

Page 4: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B424CMXgO2IINm40LVpjeUhrWlE/edit?usp=sharing

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May 15, 2013 at 10:25 PM

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Final Video Transcripts

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This is the transcript to my final video. Please see the video on dropbox here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2nit78rxpxi9hy/HCC729_Final_JO.mov

 

Printing Furniture from the store

This is Amanda at her baby shower when she was 9 months pregnant.
While she was going through her gifts, she noticed she didnt receive a crib, but thought baby wouldnt need it as she received a baby sleeper.
Well, let’s just say baby wasn’t having the best experience using the sleeper.
She decided to go to the store to buy a crib and she had just the perfect spot for it.
She found a crib that she fell in love with, and gave the crib information to the cashier.
The casheir requested the serial number and security code for her Home Furniture printer, and after she provided the information, she paid, collected a receipt, and headed home.
At home, she saw a notification on her Furniture printer saying the crib was ready to be printed.
She took thje printer to the baby’s bedroom and clicked the print button…
There…. Looks just the crib in the store….

Printing Furniture purchased online

Meet Rick. Rick wants to purchase a dinning for his new apartment, but is unsure of what he wants to buy.
He now remembers that his furniture printer has a scan feature which can scan an area, and give furniture recommendations based on color scheme and space available
He picks up his furniture printer, and selects the “Scan and Recommend” feature
He then proceeds to scan the area
After scanning the area, his furniture printer recommends a Metropolitan Dinning set from walmart.com
Rick likes the recommendation and purchases the dinning set.
The dinning set now appears in Rick’s Print Queue
He moves over to the dining room, and pushes the print button
Ahhh… He says…. It looks even better in person!!

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May 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM

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Original Storyboard and Sample Pictures

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First of all, I didn’t realize I didn’t upload this earlier… had it sitting on my computer while I was trying to figure the rest of this thing out.

My storyboard has the lady buying a couch, but I could only realistically take pictures of a crib…. So I have to redraw the storyboard and take more pictures the fill in the blanks.

Original Storyboard: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B424CMXgO2IIWmpxMEprWVo2ZVk/edit?usp=sharing

Original Images: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B424CMXgO2IIeG1LYXRjaHM3bkU/edit?usp=sharing

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May 5, 2013 at 3:07 PM

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Representing users in accessibility research – Thoughts

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of recruiting the right user population in an HCC study. Basically, if you are going to run a study for a tool to be used by people with hearing disabilities, don’t recruit people who do not have those disabilities and expect quality data from the study. The paper did a good job talking about the issues with recruiting the right users – sometimes, there are just not that many people around that fit into the target criteria, and that generally leads to a very small sample size that may not produce a lot of data. I found it interesting that they suggested to paper reviewers to consider whether or not the user population is truly representative in their decision whether or not to publish the paper. Since most of us are driven by published papers, I agree that that would put more pressure on researchers to work harder on recruiting participants, using alternative study designs, or really justifying their reasons for selecting the populations for their studies.

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April 25, 2013 at 10:55 PM

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Participatory Design of an Orientation Aid for Amnesics – Thoughts

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The purpose of this paper is to present effective methods of participatory design of a mobile tool with individuals who have anterograde amnesia.This is a condition where the individuals affected have extreme difficulty storing new memories but are able to better recall events that happened prior to the start of their condition. The paper analyzed other related research studies, and noted that most of the past research focusing on participatory design have only done so in one on one situations with the researcher and the individual with amnesia, because it can be counter productive trying to work with several of them at the same time due to the range of cognitive abilities of individuals suffering from this condition. However, this study focuses on ways that they get individuals with this cognitive disability working together as a group.

The study utilized interviews and site visits (design meetings) to gather the data they needed for the study. They worked as a group through the entire project lifecycle from requirements gathering down to the low level design. The researchers incorporated these techniques in order to support the memory of the amnestic group members

  • They incorporated structure into their design meetings by reviewing material constantly including meeting agendas, minutes of previous meetings, summaries etc. They also structured their meetings in different unrelated chunks so the participants didn’t have to remember information from the previous chunk to continue with the meeting.
  • They created good environmental support by holding meetings in a place that the participants were already familiar with, and constantly made use of name tags to remove the stress of trying to find their way, and remember each others names.
  • They emphasized physical artifacts by relying on external memory aids for the participants eg calendars and action items, and distributed paper documents to comunicate meeting information and prototype design in order to constantly help them remember what to do.
  • They documented all their design history by sending notes to the participants PDA’s. This made the participants really happy because they could share what they worked on with their families as they usually forgot.

Overall, they used the strategy of assessing each participant, understanding the participant’s cognitive deficit, choosing a suitable method to involve them in the design, and adapting that method as necessary to continue to accomodate the participant’s needs. With this strategy, they were able to successfully involve people with cognitive disabilities into their design process, and hopefully create a product better suited for them.

I think this group of researchers made really good strides in the area of participatory design. For their study, they didn’t involve people with really severe cognitive deficits, and I’d like to see in further research to see if they can employ these same strategies and acheive success with design partners suffering from extreme anterograde amnesia.

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April 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM

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Drawing Scenarios – Thoughts

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This chapter introduces storyboards as simply a visual narration using sequential frames to illustrate the movement in time.  It also talks about how annotations can help to better convey meaning in the storyboard. I think of storyboards like comic books but without all the conversation going on. The picture basically shows what the character is doing, and the annotations helps to better explain the image. However, the chapter shows some narrations that have some actual comic book like conversations in them which I didn’t think was “allowed” in storyboards, but it’s nice to know that it’s an option.

This techniques scares me (I don’t know how to draw to save my life)…. I

EDIT: Of course, Amy makes us do this for an assignment… lol…. I need a miracle to get through this one.

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April 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM

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Animating sequences – Thoughts

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This reading basically shows how we can effectively you PowerPoint to create effective and animated slideshows in order to make the user feel like they are truly watching a video. One of the most important tips mentioned is to create a master slide that will be constant among all the pages, and building all the slides off the master (for the sake of continuity – things feel disjointed if the same elements are placed in different locations on the screen). The chapter also goes into detail on how to effectively use a motion path feature to make animated slideshows more realistic.

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April 18, 2013 at 8:59 PM

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