New Master's in HCI
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Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Madeira are proud to
announce a joint professional Master's in Human-Computer Interaction.
This unique 16-month interdisciplinary program is the first of its kind in
Europe. Beginning in September 2007, this joint-degree program offers
students an opportunity to study on both campuses in computer science,
design, psychology and social sciences and to work in teams on an extended
applied HCI project in industry.
More information can be found at http://mhci.dme.uma.pt/
We are proud of this new initiative under the Carnegie Mellon/Portugal ICTI:
Information and Communications Institute.
I would appreciate your help in bringing this to the attention of potential
students. Organizations interested in hosting a student team for an HCI
project should contact Prof. Nuno Nunes (njn@...) or Larry Constantine
--Larry Constantine, IDSA, ACM Distinguished Engineer
Professor, Department of Mathematics & Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Usage-centered Software Engineering (Lab-USE)
University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
- 2007/3/30, Jeff Patton <jpatton@...>:
> If you work in a company that falls into this frequent release category, and
I'm not sure if my client companies belong to this category.
Decide yourself if my cases fit, and please contact me if you want
My usual project are used by more than at least tens of thousands of
users. It reaches sometimes up to millions. In these cases, what I
usually do is gradually increasing the number of users who will get to
use the frequent releases.
On one project, we did release after 3 to 4 months from the beginning,
to a dozen of (pre-alpha?) users. They started to use the service from
then, and we started to observe and gather feedbacks, while developing
simultaneously. After one month the user base increased to a few
hundreds, and after a couple of months again, it increased to more
than a thousand. Most of the acculumated users are still using the
system. It's more like a constant upgrade, and once in a couple of
weeks a major upgrade. Users get real values from using the service
since the first release(the amount of the value varies though). We
learned quite a lot thanks to this feedback from real uses, early and
Current project is more extreme. From the day 1(if we ignore the
period for initial user research and planning) of development, we have
released, and we are releasing almost daily, adapting the plan. We are
actually adding values day by day. However, the user base is very
small. Around a dozen. We intend to enlarge the size as we go on.