Evaluation Comments
Course:User Interface Architecture and Development

Quarter:Spring 11/12
Time: TuTh 11:50 - 13:20
Location: Loop Campus
James Riely PhD

Associate Professor
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What are the major strengths and weaknesses of the instructor?

1.   The instructor did a fine job providing relevant material, but didn't really integrate any of it into the homework assignments. He presented useful topic, then left us to figure out what to do with it.
4.   The lectures were interesting but the course lacked structure.
5.   Teacher was very well versed in the topic. Structure of the course just needs to be reworked.

What aspects of this course were most beneficial to you?

4.   Presenting assignments in-class and receiving feedback from the students.
5.   Presentations of projects and work. The testing by classmates helped to understand both my own project and that of others doing the same work.

What do you suggest to improve this course?

1.   I think that the course needs to be more structured.
2.   Better definitions of expectations for students. Course began with a focus on visual style of user-centered design. Ended somehow flipped, with a focus on coding styles.
4.   More assignment and a more organized course.
5.   Already made my suggestions in class.

Comment on the grading procedures and exams

2.   Clearer expectations. Part of what I love about CDM classes, is, for the most part, I know when I've done something right. Grades are rarely surprises. I have no idea what my grade will be in this class. Quarter's nearly over and I've never seen a piece of graded work.
3.   Grades... As of rigt now, a week before the end of the quarter, there have been no grades for the class. It would be nice to know how I am doing. Also it would be nice to have a more concrete ruberick of what is expected beyond "do good work".
4.   Only one assignment was graded.

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