Transcript: Some terms that may be related to harmony are intervals,key signature, or a chord. An interval is the space between two notes and a chord is three or more notes that are played at the same time. Visuals Definition Harmony Presentation By: Savannah Nitchie Harmony is when two or more notes are played at the same time during a song or while you are playing an instrument. This can happen with multiple instruments like the piano or even when some is singing in a group. terms www.members.tripod.com/garman web links Pictures and examples of harmony
Transcript: Ideation and Sketching Questions? Professor Information Artifact Model Design Informing Models Dashboard Support Recruitment Weekend Events Physical Model Mobile App Support WAAD Evaluation and Challenges Contextual Inquiry Graduate Coordinator VT Faculty Current VT Students (international and domestic) Students who attended recruting weekend Current VT students who are prospective graduate students Group "Mock Recruiting Weekend" meeting VT ISE Social Evaluation Current Recruiting Weekend Documentation ISE Recruiting System Design Social Model Usage Models Contextual Analysis Double click to crop it if necessary Designers Mental Model Hierarchal Task Inventory Interviews You can have great ideas, but you need to make sure people involved are willing to take the time to take advantage of the features Wireframes need to be done in a group setting to ensure consistency Accessibility to potential users Open Forum – how to monitor (if you make it open, how to monitor. If you have to be approved to be added, limits users), how to ensure questions are answered Clear navigation Contradicting requirements from different sets of users Analysis Ecological Perspective Work Environment Models Storyboards Emotional Perspective System Concept Statement Prototype Work Flow Diagram Task Interaction Model Thanks Team 6! Challenges Work Roles Lessons Learned Onboarding Page Design Requirements User Models Requirements and Models Current System Essential Use Case Task Interaction Model Interactive Perspective
Transcript: Thank you Created presentation Made sense of usability tests Added feedback to instruction manual October 23 Worked on proposal, usability tests and discussed our specific roles in the project General description of job Tutor/Mentor Coordination Student Athlete Coordination Month by month breakdown of tasks Kept track of meeting minutes Updated wiki page What does the Academic Coordinator do? October Louise Torgerson - Academic Coordinator Alicia Hatcher - Graduate Assistant Beth Maher - Graduate Assistant The Total Person Program exists to assist student athletes take full advantage of their collegiate experience by providing academic support services such as, Mentoring Tutoring 150 Mentors and tutors offer academic support specifically designed for each student athlete These services were originally intended for at-risk students, but have grown to accommodate all student due to the success of the program Mentors and Tutors are recruited and hired at the end of each semester To ensure consistency and quality of the program, mentors and tutors are evaluated and the feedback is used at yearly staff retreats English 2030 - Professional Writing To create a manual which helps delineate the role of an academic coordinator at MU Athletics The manual should be Simple to use Straightforward Deliver results November Academic Coordinator Instruction Manual Sheldon Academic Center MU Athletics November 1 Added revised usability tests Worked on creating a timeline Oversees the the tutors and mentors of the Total Person Program Assists student athletes to coordinate their absences due to sporting events Design academic plans for student athletes and monitor their progress Acts as representative of MU Athletics to Student Athletes Results Timeline October 18 AlphaTigers meet again Discussed different concepts and came up with a timeline, in addition to instruction manual The Goal November 13 Lauren met with Louise to discuss instruction manual and timeline Created outline of instruction manual, finished introduction Contacted Louise's staff for more information on academic coordinator tasks Questions posed covered the following aspects of the manual: Comprehensiveness Tone Factual Accuracy Clarity Ease of use/Accessibility Test description October 24 Signed consent form from Louise Consolidated proposal into one google document December 5 Finished usability tests and processed information Created in-class presentation Worked on final touches of the instruction manual Created GroupMe to communicate Used Google document to edit manual Met as a group every Wednesday to discuss progress of manual Test subjects November 8 Brainstormed ideas on how to to format instruction manual Decided on detailing monthly tasks. Total Person Program October 9 AlphaTigers born Created wiki Anisa's first contact document forwarded to Dr. Joe Scogin, Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services Lauren get in touch with Louise Torgerson, Academic Coordinator Interpersonal communication skills Professional business communication skills Analyzing audience and tailoring information and tone based on audience Technical communication Time management Being more aggressive with subjects Contact person to Louise Coordinated meetings Group AlphaTigers October 16 Anisa and Lauren meet with Louise and pitch idea, met with favorable response The test subjects were presented with a questionnaire consisting of 4 Quantitative questions and 6 Qualitative questions Usability Test November 29 Discussed feedback from Louise and incorporated her comments in the manual Worked on formatting of the document Instruction Manual Designed to be a convenient way to use the manual Helps give a general overview of coordinator tasks Annie Lotko Anisa Pruitt Taha Hameduddin Lauren Ottinger Project Challenges Timeline Lessons Learned December The Final Product What we would have done differently? Has know how of Sheldon Academic Center Consolidated relevant information for manual Busy schedule of Louise Torgerson - Academic Coordinator Information is scarce and very subjective Exhaustive job description Including informal duties Time constraints of other staff members Time constraints of group members November 14 Divided monthly tasks among four group members Incorporated schedule from Mizzou Athletics website Our Process November 28 Incorporated changes from peer review Formatted document to make it more appealing and accessible Met with Louise for usability test Selected two other participants for usability test
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Transcript: Going into the future Harmony~&~Abbie America America Many native americans tell stories that describe the origins of their people. America 1.)Inca 2.)Marans 1.)Spiritual bellefs Fallen kingdoms, Harsh weather, make own weapons, make own shelter. Farming, big city, extra food, large games, fishing, edible plants, wide streets while some historians debate the accuracy of this account most agree that it provides useful insight into the background of the early America. America Africa As the story goes only one ship returned to Mali no one knows what happened to the others. Africa TEXT Africa By the late 1400's two kingdoms dominated central Africa. Konga, Ghan Islam people who follow it is muslims. War, Trading, slavery, heat, little food large population, farming and land PICTURES PICTURES Europe Europe Two strong current directed ship travel in the Atlantic ocean. Spain, England, hundreds your war, black death, reformation Christanicty (Catholic & protestants.) Reformation, printing press. TIMELINE TIMELINE MAP MAP Achievements Achievements 1.)University 2.) Large populations 3.)Farming and land 4.)war 5.)Trading/group 6.)Slavery (AFRICA) Europe Achievements Achievements 1.)Reformation 2.)Printing press 3.)Renaissance 4.)Ocean exploration America Achievements Achievements 1.)Farming 2.)Big cities 3.)Extra food 4.)Fishing 5.)Large games 6.)Edible plants 7.)Wide streets
Transcript: Harmony Definition: Terms of harmony Weblinks Visuals of Harmony Harmony is produced when two complementary notes sound simultaneously. Harmony is found in chords, or can be played along a main melody. http://piano.about.com/od/musicaltermsa1/g/GL_harmony.htm http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/harmony Thanks for watching!! Agreement; accord; harmonious relations. A consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity. Harmony presentation
Transcript: Recommendations Give the portfolio a more traditional design with multiple pages Make design choices that are user-centered...not because you like them! Conclusion Accessible only by clicking directly on "Portfolio" About Brief intro to each test Overview of individual test results and recommendations/changes Overall conclusion of testing could not tell the sketch was of an online portfolio, instead thought it was "an online profile or blog" and "needed more organization" Formal Usability Test Purpose: Results Move resume location! content on one page 2 Writing Delete "Portfolio" page but keep button Out of 3 participants... To test navigation of online portfolio instead... Usability testing let me know what elements/aspects users enjoy.... Task: Locate portfolio author's resume Resume "infuriatingly difficult!" To report the most useful findings in usability test 2 and 3 Results and which aspects were a major flaw in terms of usability The Good and the Bad 1 Changes identified the sketch as an online portfolio/ "professional website of some sort", adding it was "professional and career oriented" Presentation Overview "resume should be the star!" Agenda: Usability Presentation Main Focus: Recommendations/Changes To test design of sketch Future Testing Informal Napkin Test "doesn't make sense!" Both usability tests were extremely helpful in aiding in the creation of a successful online portfolio 1 could tell that the portfolio was supposed to be all on one page Main Focus: Continue to make revisions and beneficial changes to online portfolio based on recommendations Make design choices for the USER, not myself
Transcript: Make it crazy difficult to navigate around website For the Provider Why Usability? IBM If you never want visitors http://www.serene-naturist.com/ “It’s crazy powerful. It’s magical. You already know how to use it.” Don't worry about the content.. your website is pretty. "Ease of use may be invisible but it's absence sure isn't" How Idiots Track Success The degree to which an object, device, software application, etc. is easy to use with no specific training Test it on Grandma! Design Consistency Look at me, I am usable! USABILITY? Organization Conceptual Mental Models ` Don't give your users a fighting chance! For the User/ Customer What is Usability? November 8, 2012 ...plus it's common courtesy • Satisfaction, not frustration • Enjoy your site • Achieve their goals • Cultivate confidence and trust Show off your prowess with as many styles as you possibly can. Usability Expert Jakob Nielsen Content World Usability Day Lost without a Search Box On the Web, usability is a necessary condition for survival. • Reduced development time & costs • Reduced support costs • Reduced user errors • Reduced training time and costs • Return on Investment Don't make me THINK! How to screw up usability…
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