Final Project thoughts:
I actually really enjoyed working on the final project for the most part. Considering the amount of time that we had to work on it and the amount of things that we wanted to get done, it got a little stressful toward the end, but I believe everything worked out in the end. I believe that my group worked very well together, as well. We had disagreements like any other group, but I think we were able to work through those well. I mentioned this in class, but I feel like this project would have gone over even better if the CS people had access to the software that ID students have. I know this varies by project, but our personal project was definitely more ID heavy than CS heavy, which put a lot of weight onto the ID students. Of course the CS students did their parts, but I feel like a lot of the pressure would have been taken off of the ID students if we had, had the option to use their software.
UX Class Experience:
To be completely honest, I did not know what to expect from this class. I didn’t even know what it was when I signed up. My adviser told me that I need a 3xxx class and suggested this one since she had good things about both professors. Since I didn’t come in with any expectations, I can’t say that it did or didn’t meet my expectations. I can say, however, that I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I liked being able to actually work and do things with my hands, instead of coding all day long. As I said in my above paragraph, my project was definitely more ID heavy, so I was able to do a bit more on the ID side than what some other students did. This was also my first integrated course, and I found that I liked it a lot better than what I thought. I was a little concerned about working with students from a different major. I know that CS students have a particular way of working, and I was concerned that CS students’ way of working and ID students’ way of working would clash and cause problems, but I am very glad to say it didn’t turn out that way.
As other students said in class, I kind of wish that we had, had more time to work on the big project longer. Other than that, I don’t really have any kind of constructive criticism. I personally liked having the class one day week. It did make travelling for weekends difficult, but that’s more of personal problem. I really enjoyed this class and have recommended it to all students who are looking for a 3xxx class.