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The Project component of this course involves doing a research project and producing a research paper. The paper must be formatted as per submissions to "CHI" – the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, sponsored by the ACM's SIGCHI. You can download the CHI publications format from SIGCHI's web site at http://www.acm.org/sigchi/, or just click here.
For the research project, you must conduct a comparative evaluation conforming to the scientific method, as presented in class. The project involves posing a testable research question (or questions) and then answering it (them) through a user study. The evaluation is "comparative" because two or more conditions are tested and compared. An example is given in the course text, beginning on page 335 ("Evaluating Icon Designs"). Several other examples were presented in class (e.g., comparing soft keyboard layouts, comparing input devices for remote pointing).
If you are happy with your research topic used for Assignment #1, then please continue with this topic for your project. You may also choose a different topic, if you prefer.
The paper should be 3-5 formatted pages for undergrads, 6-8 formatted pages for grads.
Submission. Submit your review as a PDF or DOC file in Prism using the command 'submit 4441 a3 a3.xxx', where xxx is either pdf or doc.