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In preparation for week 6, read:
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Prepare a written seminar paper on one aspect of your resource, such as the photographic processes or the equipment used to create it, or the type of image content, or the method of manufacture, or the social, political or economic significance of these types of objects. Your paper should tell a story about your chosen aspect, adding a layer of interpretation to the information you have assembled so far. It may help to think about this in terms of a series of questions. For example, you could ask (and answer!) questions such as “what process(es) were used to create these objects? Why were these processes used at this time?  What materials were involved?  How popular was this process at the time? What sorts of people made these sorts of objects?  Who bought them and why?  What were they used for? How long were these sorts of objects in vogue? Why did their popularity wane? What replaced them?” This activity requires you to carry out some background research into your resource. Your seminar paper will provide you with content to add to your images for your online exhibition.
 
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Norman, D. 2002. The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books (2nd Ed.) pp. 151-156 and 187-206.
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Pheasant, S. 1996. Bodyspace: anthropometry, ergonomics and the design of work. London: Taylor & Francis (2nd Ed.) pp. 5-10.
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Krug, S. 2000. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA: Circle.com Library,New Riders Publishing. Chapters 8-10.
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Buxton, W. 2007. Sketching User Experiences. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufman pp. 139-141 and 371-391.
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Watch Bill Buxton at http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/KEY01
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Read James Downes at http://www.boxuk.com/blog/using-sketchboards-to-design-great-user-interfaces
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Prepare a seminar presentation for next week based on these readings. Topics you could consider are listed below, but you could add others you think are important. Only one person per topic, so when you have selected your topic please put your name beside it in the list below to show that it is taken.
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| What is "user-centred design" and why does it matter?   
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| Why is it not a good idea to use yourself as a model when designing things for other people ?  
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| How can user trials help designers?  
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| What is the difference between a user experience sketch and a prototype?
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| How should user trials be run?
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| What needs to be included in a sketch design?
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| How soon should you begin testing your ideas?  
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Post your presentation to your personal pages on the wiki and paste a link to it here:
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Your paper should not exceed 1500 words (plus references) with supporting images as necessary to illustrate your points. Please upload your paper to the wiki and post a link to it here.
  
  

Revision as of 17:30, 10 October 2013

Prepare a written seminar paper on one aspect of your resource, such as the photographic processes or the equipment used to create it, or the type of image content, or the method of manufacture, or the social, political or economic significance of these types of objects. Your paper should tell a story about your chosen aspect, adding a layer of interpretation to the information you have assembled so far. It may help to think about this in terms of a series of questions. For example, you could ask (and answer!) questions such as “what process(es) were used to create these objects? Why were these processes used at this time? What materials were involved? How popular was this process at the time? What sorts of people made these sorts of objects? Who bought them and why? What were they used for? How long were these sorts of objects in vogue? Why did their popularity wane? What replaced them?” This activity requires you to carry out some background research into your resource. Your seminar paper will provide you with content to add to your images for your online exhibition.

Your paper should not exceed 1500 words (plus references) with supporting images as necessary to illustrate your points. Please upload your paper to the wiki and post a link to it here.




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