NOTE: You are
advised to discuss
possible projects with the
instructor prior to creating your proposal. You may also
instructor critique early drafts of your proposal if you wish.
You need to make a formal proposal about the topic you intend
for your class project. This proposal should convince the instructor
the topic is appropriate to this class and is feasible for you to do a
Your formal proposal is worth 5% of the course mark. Thus, it
requires a reasonable amount of research. It is intended that your
proposal demonstrates that you have all the background needed to start
developing your project and that you have a realistic plan for its
success. Remember, that your proposal is just the starting point of
Your proposals should be well structured to make their
easily accessible to the instructor. You may use point form or other
suitable structures. but be sure that the contents of your points are
completely clear. For most points one or more sentences will likely be
more appropriate than just a short phrase, unless the short phrase is
only a subheading and is explained beneath it.
You proposal should include:
|Title||Choose a title that does a good job of describing your project in a few words. This title should be suitable for putting in your resume.|
|Justification||Identify the basic problem
you wish to
solve by conducting your project and explain why it is important (both
you and to the field of usability engineering).
|Background||Provide a brief discussion
background to this problem and a survey of the available the
information that you will be researching. This should convince the
instructor that you are prepared to succeed at this project.
You should include at least 4 or 5 references to information that you will use, including references (with URL's and brief discussions) for:
|Methodology||Discuss the main activities
that you will
undertake to perform this project.
This should include a realistic, week by week plan of activities and accomplishments. This should convince the instructor that you will successfully complete your project on schedule.
Projects should be planned to be completed in three phases:
For more information on the expectations of each of these pahses, please consult the main project page or ask the instructor.
|Results||Describe what types of
your project will produce for each of the three phases.
Be sure to provide information on at least the anticipated high level structure of each report that you are proposing to develop as part of your project.
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