This short lecture touches on common sense notions of intellectual property, crediting others during the design process, or recognizing if someone else has plagiarized your efforts. The legal system is more complicated than most students expect, so it is important to discuss IP and attribution. For Roger Grice’s Introduction to HCI, Spring 2014.
While not used regularly, statistics are a cornerstone of processing and presenting some larger usability studies, especially for sample sizes greater than thirty. This was a short classroom module for Roger Grice’s Introduction to HCI, Spring 2014, introducing basic statistical concepts.
One important design issue is scalability. What happens when a product or interface is used by a large group of people simultaneously? The Millenium Bridge is an example I used in Roger Grice’s Introduction to HCI course at RPI, Spring 2014, to illustrate how an excellent design for a small group can fail when it is scaled for a crowd.
Inadvertently racist products are still a common problem in modern interface design despite the best of their designer’s intentions. This lecture was for Roger Grice’s Introduction to HCI class at RPI, Spring 2014, and it covers the importance of a diverse range of users to test new designs. Without including a wide range of ages, genders, and races in testing, products will not respond to various phenotypes.