How should we improve digital
- Conduct contextual inquiries with students and professors at CMU
- Model the data to understand where breakdowns occur
- Strengthen the book metaphor while not replacing books
- Create an electronic review sheet and enhanced note-taking tool
We conducted contextual inquiries with professors and students
in the target community: introductory computer science courses.
To the left you'll see a work flow diagram of the potential users
of the digital textbooks.
Low- to High-fidelity Prototypes
Medium-fidelity Photoshop prototype
My Role & Responsibilities
I am always a committed and passionate group member. My main role in
this project was team leader and feature designer. I conducted contextual
inquiries, performed heuristic analyses, created artifact and information
flow models, and practiced other formal HCI techniques along with other
team members. I wrote the final paper and had it accepted by the CHI Student
The idea and design was accepted with high praise by the Adaptive Book
team at TextCentric. They implemented
our ideas and it is fully-functioning.
An advertisement I created to encourage students to attend
Moraveji, N., Travis, A., Bidinost, M., Helpern, M., Designing
an Integrated Review Sheet for an Electronic Textbook, ACM Conference
on Computer-Human Interface Conference (SIG-CHI), Ft Lauderdale
FL, April 2003.