|May 17th: 9:30 - 11:30am||Slides|
Find 2 friends per group member and ask them to type four different paragraphs as follows:
Calculate typing speed in words per minute (where 1 word = 5 characters) and error rate ((word errors)/(total words) * 100) for each of th devices and languages. Enter these values into this Google Spreadsheet.
Go to a movie theatre and observe people as they use self-serve kiosks. How do they cluster? What do they do? Is there any discussion? Do groups separate or all use on together? Think about the way the use space around the kiosk. Draw diagrams (by hand is fine) to summarize what you see. Think about themes and patterns and what they tell you about optimal spatial arrangement of kiosks.
Summarize your results in 3 slides that you will add to the course twiki (coming soon). Feel free to just snap pictues of your hand drawn diagrams with a smartphone, i.e. don't feel too compelled to be neat on the slides.
Find three friends per group member who own cell phones and interview them about their use of cell phones as a communication device. Who do they talk to? Text to? Email/IM/etc.? What are the channels of communication, how often do they use those channels, with whom and for what? Alongside this, explore their attitude toward their cell phone. Is it a utilitarian device? A personal statement? Essentially try to learn something about how they use this communication device and how they feel about it.
At this point in the course, you should be getting comfortable looking for and thinking about themes in the data. Identify three of four themes that you find interesting in what you learned, and share those themes with their related data. Use one slide per theme, describe the theme, and give some supporting data (i.e. quotes) to support each of the themes you found.