Project Abstract Part 2

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Submit a second, polished version of your project abstract. If you are building an interactive system as part of your project, include a short scenario, storyboard, or other form of sketch or prototype that demonstrates concretely what the interaction with your system will look like. If your project is analytical, speculate what the results will look like if everything goes well. Also find five related pieces of prior work to get started with a related work review.


The project abstract should cover the following topics:

Research Question: What are you trying to answer? State this as clearly as possible in one sentence.

Hypothesis: what do you think the answer to your question is, and why?

Systems and Interfaces: What hardware or software artifacts will you create? How will user interaction with these systems work?

Method: how will you explore your hypothesis, and why is that the right approach? (This should include the design of your study.) Grounding this in methodologies that other researchers have used (e.g. by drawing from the class readings) is a good idea. There are three major points you should hit here.

Study design: What are you going to do?
Evaluation: How will you know you succeeded? What will you measure? How will you measure it?
Ecological Validity: Why does your study answer your research question? Why does your evaluation address your hypothesis?

Biggest Risk: what's the riskiest component of your project? (may not be able to get the hardware you need, robustly implementing the ___ algorithm may take too long, the difference between conditions may not be measurable, ...)

Submission Instructions

You will submit your assignment on this wiki.

Create a Wiki Page for this assignment

Create a wiki page called PolishedAbstract-FirstName1LastName1FirstName2LastName2 and link to it from each group member's personal account page. Replace FirstNames and LastNames with the names of your group members. Then click on the link and enter the information about your assignment.

Describe your project plan on the wiki

On the page you just created, write up your abstract, covering all topics described above.

Add Link to Your Finished Assignment

One you are finished editing the page, add a link to it at the bottom of the page with your full name as the link text. The wiki syntax will look like this: *[[PolishedAbstract-FirstName1LastName1FirstName2LastName2|Firstname1 Lastname1 and Firstname2 Lastname2]]. Hit the edit button for the last section to see how we created the link for our group.

Links to Finished Assignments

Add your submission below this line.