Feedback- Consumer Awareness: Wonder document 1
This is a general feedback to all groups
Wednesday September 13th there were 11 wonder documents handed in for the INF 5261 course. Congratulation!!! You have now started, and the rest is continuation ;)
First, some “general” comments to all projects on the way forward:
- Try to think of what “phenomena” you are interested in investigating, i.e what real-world-phenomena are you addressing? By thinking about this, you will get to a description of the more conceptual or theoretical problem space you are working with. Is it about interacting with mobile terminals in context? Is it about specific use situations? Is it about ways of making computer use part of “new” situations.
- By thinking about this; you will start already early on to address the question: What will the contribution of the project be? What “new” knowledge are we going to make?
- To make review (re-view) of both practical solutions/similar systems and review of literature and concepts is important in all projects. Please start early with this activity, of fleshing out related work – both practical and theoretical
- Set a date, where you make a review of your own project – and narrow down what you “actually” will focus on. Often it is a hard job to decide “what to focus upon”, and one way to focus is to decide about what you will “not” do in your project.
- Start early on to include references!!
- Our impression is that writing often becomes easier when you are stating a resarch question, or a few researh questions that you will address and discuss. What are the specific questions that you want to shed light onto and discuss? Your research questions may still be modified as the project progresses forward.
And then, specific comments to your own project
Very exiting idea!! and well written wonder document. It is easy to understand
what you are about to do, and the motivation for doing so.
Since it is a “general” purpose system/app you are suggesting, we believe it is smart
to focus on some specific user group early on in the project. In order to get to
interesting details, it is often smart to develop for some specific user;)
You are five people on the project; so it is definitely possible to divide the tasks
and interests you have into smaller portions – and work distributed.
The “general” problem of making a connection between a mobile terminal and the
immediate environment (a product) seems to be one specific research area for your
project. You already list different ways; such as barcode/imaging/RFID.
To make a review of the different possibilities and the strengths/weaknesses of the various ways will be a real contribution.
What kind of interaction forms would the different ways afford?
Keep up the good work and good luck,
Jo and Hani