Funding source: Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching Award (no. U06TFH0033E), NSF CPATH Class I (no. 0721927)
Project team: Chris Hundhausen, Dana Fairbrother, Marian Petre (Open University, U.K.)
In an undergraduate HCI course, we have been exploring a studio-based learning activity called the prototype walkthrough, in which a student project group simulates its evolving user interface prototype while a student audience member acts as a test user. The audience is encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. We are performing a content analysis of a video corpus of prototype walkthroughs supported by two alternative forms of prototyping technology: simple art supplies and a computer-based low fidelity prototyping tool.