The paper was my project for the weekend. I had intended it to be the final version, in order to be done with it entirely before exams and other projects came due, but I will instead consider this version the second draft and submit it to that slot on Moodle.
More specific status of the paper:
- 6 pages, including references and charts
- Wording is still shabby. I’ve emphasized completing the page count and choosing the correct scope, and therefore left wording and flow problems to the final draft.
- I updated the flow diagram to include arrows and better logical grouping of objects and information.
- I incorporated examples of interface design from Apple and Nextdoor.
- I expanded the description of the software, its current state, and what it could become in the future.
- I expanded the section on the social significance of HCI and behavior changes.
- In the final version I will also revise the abstract, move sections around, and remove the cruft. The revision is the time to subtract, not add.
It’s a good second draft. It would be a bad final draft.
This week I will accomplish three things:
- Complete the final draft no later than Sunday night.
- Complete the basic software and clean up its git repository.
- Create the poster, lifting much of the content from the paper and building on a library template.
Looking forward to others’ presentations on Wednesday.