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Requirements to Design: Prototyping (CGT 512)

Last week in our class, we focuses on exactly what this chapter talks about; going from interviews/data collection to actual design. While this chapter highlights all of the things we talked about, I ended up learning a little more which will be useful in our upcoming assignment...

RAA 2: Usability Testing vs. Heuristic Evaluation (CGT 512)

This article focuses on why usability testing is still needed. Recently, many people have been trying to say usability testing is not needed anymore due to the fact that heuristic evaluation (inspection method) can find problems quicker and cheaper when compared together...

TECH 621 - Reading Reflection - Week 9

Self-organizing is becoming huge these days, just look at Occupy Wall Street. These articles present ideas in which self-organization has been accomplished and what it took to accomplish it. Below I wrote my reflection pertaining to these articles, instead of a summary which I used to do. Hopefully it's a little better than the past posts...

CGT 512 – Reading Reflection – Week 9

This week's reading reflection is going to be a little different. I have been just reading the articles and summarizing them, but at the request of my teacher, I will try to reflect more on them. So here it goes. This chapter of Cooper goes very in-depth on modeling users through the use of personas and goals...

TECH 621 - Reading Reflection - Week 7

The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited. The relationships you have can be classified based on your interaction. People we know very well, our close friends or family, are said to be strong ties. Conversely, acquaintances of ours are said to be...

Automatic Toiletry (CGT 512)

This just struck me today. I was at Hick Undergraduate Library, at Purdue University, and I was trying to wash my hands (yes in the bathroom). I stood there for about 5 minutes finicking with the stupid sink’s motion sensor, and I finally got it to work to the point where I could wash...

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