Deploy theory, design principles, tools and methodologies to implement and evaluate human computer interactions;
Carry out design research to inform development of systems and applications;
Construct and create prototypes of human-computer interactions;
Demonstrate the origins of ideas by correctly citing and referencing sources used in the work
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People increasingly employ technology-enabled smart objects in their personal home such as internet-enabled thermostats, security systems, motorized blinds or networked light bulbs to give just a few examples. Frequently these systems are from different manufacturers.
You have been commissioned to create a concept and prototype for a smart voice
people to control all smart objects in their home by connecting them to your smart hub. Your smart hub needs to consist of one or more physical devices that listen for voice commands and a mobile application for the configuration of the entire smart home system. You do not need to create the physical component of your product but you need to provide a basic visualization of your overall solution.
You can decide on a target audience for your device. However, your design and research activities need to be in alignment with that choice. The requirements that you generate through your research need to be justified and your report needs to provide a good overall narrative not a number of disjoint sections. Your writing needs to be supported by at least 12-15 academic references (not blogs or online tutorials or the like). References ought to be formatted in Harvard style.
Report (3000-4000 words) uploaded as a pdf
High-fidelity prototype uploaded in a zip
To gain a distinctive grade (70+)
The report will
have a clear structure and coherent argument throughout, address all the required areas, clearly identifying the key issues and displaying critical analysis;
offer full support for all points
The report to be well written throughout, and fully adequate to express
The high-fidelity prototype will be well constructed and linked exactly to the points made in the
To gain a grade between 60-69
The report will
have a clear structure and coherent argument throughout, address all the required areas, clearly identifying the key issue and displaying critical analysis;
offer support for most of the points
The report to be largely well written throughout, and adequate to express ideas.
The high fidelity prototype will be well constructed and linked exactly to the points made in the
To gain a grade between 50-59
The report will
show some attempt at a clear structure and critical analysis although the line of argument may not always be clear and coherent. All of the required areas are
offer some support for the points
The report may not be well written, but will be adequate to express
The high fidelity prototype will link to the majority of the points made in the report.
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