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Interaction Design: beyond human-computer interaction  
Students' Corner


Welcome to Student's Corner! This part of the website aims to promote communication and collaboration between students of Interaction Design. A new addition to this section is the Chatboard, which enables you to chat to other ID students around the world. Please give it a try to get the ball rolling, as it's very easy and doesn't even require registration. This section is also intended for you to submit your essays, projects and dissertations to showcase here. Just send us your word documents or zip files, and we'll publish them as web pages for other students to benefit from.

The student's corner also offers a selection of QuickVote polls, listed below- why not have a go? We also welcome suggestions.

The use of anthropomorphism in interaction design is an effective technique
and should be exploited further
[Chapter 5]

Which do you find easier to produce: use cases, essential use cases,
scenarios or HTA?
[Chapter 7]

What level of involvement should users have in the development of an
interactive device?
[Chapter 9]

Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram famously deceived participants in order to investigate how people respond to authority. Is it acceptable to deceive participants to this extent?[Chapter 10, page 354]

Ethnographic studies can be particularly effective for investigating how people behave in online discussion groups and online communities but should researchers study people online without telling them? [Chapter 12, page 378]

Many people like heuristic evaluation because they say it is quicker and less expensive than user testing. Others claim that false alarms and trivial problems are often reported while major problems go undetected. Do you think heuristic evaluation is a reliable technique? [Chapter 13, page 411]

How to suggest a QuickVote:

If you have an idea for a QuickVote that could be featured on the site, simply email your suggestionn to, it couldn't be easier!

How to submit your work as a showcase:

Do you have some work that are particularly proud of, either written, web-ware or software? Want to showcase it here for other students to see? Send us an email at describing your work, and we will send you a submission guide


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