Final Presentation

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Due: May 3rd 6pm 50 Points



In this assignment you will incorporate the feedback from your pilot usability study as well as the feedback you received from the teaching staff to produce the next iteration of your interface design. You will then prepare:

  • a short presentation (2 minutes, 30 seconds)
  • a poster that describes your project
  • a live demonstration of your project

Using Pilot Test Results

You should use the results and conclusions of your Pilot Usability Test along with any feedback we (or your classmates) gave you on your earlier prototypes. You should fix as many of the problems found as you can, prioritized by UI severity. This is also your last chance to implement as much missing functionality as you can. Some wizard-of-oz functionality is still permissible, but you should have run it by us. At this point a user should be able to interact with the system naturally and any wizard-of-oz should be fairly transparent. The user should be able to use the UI to do more than just step through three rote tasks.

Please talk with us if you have questions or thoughts about the overall scope of your project. You don't have to implement everything, but there should be enough working parts of your project that we can get an overall sense for how well the interface works.

Presentations (20 pts)

On May 5th at 6pm you will present your final interface designs in person to the teaching staff and external judges in the Banatao Auditorium in Dai Hall. Since we have teams from 3 classes, your slot will be short: 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Only one member from your group should present, but all members should be on stage. Because of time constraints, you cannot use your own laptop.

  • You must use Google Docs Presentations to prepare your slides.
  • You can add video to your presentation by uploading it to YouTube - Google Docs can integrate YouTube clips.
  • Guideline: 5 slides maximum.
  • Cover motivation (who wants to use your interface and why?), and give a demonstration of the final interface. There won't be time for the complete story. Focus on the needs of your users and the benefits your solution provides. Most of the audience will not have seen your project before - make the presentation understandable and compelling for them.
  • You must submit a link to your slides by Monday, May 3, 6pm so we can test your presentation.
  • If you use video, also submit a backup of your video files.

Poster and Demonstration Session (30 pts)

On May 5th at 7:30pm, right after presentations, you will demonstrate your interface to the teaching staff and external judges in a poster+demo session. You will design the poster; we will print it for you.


  • You must prepare a poster as either a single PDF or PowerPoint slide that will print in a 30"x40" format (either horizontal or vertical).
  • If you use Powerpoint:
    • You can start with this template: File:CS160 Poster (40x30) SP10 It is only a starting point - you have to decide on the final design and content of your poster.
    • Do not use any custom (non-standard) fonts in PowerPoint - we will not be able to install them on the machine we print from. Here is a list of Safe Fonts.
  • The poster should contain the following main headings:
    • Problem: what you addressed
    • Target User group: summarize the user group
    • Solution: describe your solution
    • Design evolution: show some diagrams indicating how the design changed.
    • Final prototype: what it does and what was missing.
  • The poster should contain images that illustrate your interface.
  • You must submit your poster file by Monday, May 3, 6pm so we can print your poster. Upload the file to the wiki. If we do not have your file by Monday 6pm you will have to print it yourself at a copy center of your choice. We will not cover the cost.


  • Please make sure that your interface is in working order and ready to go for the demo. If your interface requires showing interactions between multiple users, bring multiple devices. (You can bring one device and a laptop with a simulator if you don't have access to multiple devices). If it requires some data in a database to be useful, make sure you enter enough data.
  • Practice a demo "pitch" with your friends - you should find a balance between demonstrating some functionality of your interface and letting visitors and judges try the application first-hand.


Uploading Images

To upload images to the wiki, first create a link for the image of the form [[Image:image_name.jpg]] (replacing image_name.jpg with a unique image name for use by the server). This will create a link you can follow that will then allow you to upload the image. Alternatively, you can use the "Upload file" link in the toolbox to upload the image first, and then subsequently create a link to it on your wiki page.

Add Link to Your Group's Page

Edit your group's page to add a link to a new wiki page for this assignment. The wiki syntax should look like this:

[[FinalPresentation-Group:ExampleGroup-FirstNameLastName|Final Presentation (FirstName LastName)]]

Again replace ExampleGroup with your group's name and FirstNameLastName with your name. Look at Group:ExampleGroup for an example. Then click on the link and enter the information about your assignment. Be sure to clearly address everything mentioned in the writing guidelines above. Writeups for all group members should be posted here.

Add Link to Your Finished Assignment

One you are finished editing the page, add a link to it here with your group name as the title link. The wiki syntax will look like this: *[[FinalPresentation-Group:ExampleGroup|Group:ExampleGroup]]. Hit the edit button for this section to see how I created the link for the ExampleGroup.

Your submission should contain a link to the presentation hosted on Google Docs Presentations and a link your poster in either PowerPoint or PDF format.

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