Final Project Guidelines 

Part 1: Presentations
           in class 6/3

Part 2: Write up
           due Monday 6/6 at 5pm
           (via email to cs303@cs)


Part 1: Oral Presentation

The in-class presentation will be in conjunction with the final reports from CS 376 - Research Topics in HCI. There should be a lively and engaged audience! We will be following the same format as the 376 groups (see here.) This format is as follows:

- Each person has 5 minutes to present, plus 2 minutes for questions. This time limit will be strictly enforced.

- Set up during the question session of the presenter before you. When taking questions, don't forget to unplug your laptop from the display so that the next presenter may set up.

Please test (and debug) your laptop video projection before presentations begin. There will be an opportunity to do this in Wallenberg before the presentations. Time wasted on getting laptop projection to work will be counted towards your presentation time!

Your focus should be primarily on your results and analysis. You should begin with a one-sentence statement of your research result. Then, offer a short (e.g., 1 slide, 4 sentences) description of what you did and why you did it. Then, explain things in detail.

This presentation is short enough that you can write out everything you want to say long-hand. Do this! This will allow you to convey information efficiently and effectively. Read through it enough times so that you have it basically memorized, but not so memorized that you get flustered if you skip a word or someone asks a question.

Part 2: Write-up

Please use these guidelines in crafting your written report:

     length: 4-5 pages long, using UIST format
     content: Please follow the content guidelines from APA (learn more here):

- Title Page
- Abstract
- Introduction
- Method
- Results
- Discussion
- References
- Appendices

Feel free to build off of the background information you've already presented in class and in your blog posts.  Remember to use your space to walk readers through why you chose the experimental design you did. You might want to (briefly) include inconclusive results and important changes you made to your methodology over the course of the experiment.