ITX3000 – Le14 (15May2016)

  1. Contents
    1. Reduce 80% of competition by Grey area (踩界/擦邊球)
    2. Pricewater to CLP
      1. Use “apple-to-apple” an Australia electric company to compare to CLP:
        1. similar revenue;
        2. 6000 head count VS 2700 head count;
        3. response time from registration to service ready: 2 days VS 1.25 days;
      2. Objectives:
        1. No complaints in 50% layoff
      3. Layoff strategies:
        1. lay off in economic growth
        2. Options:
          1. cut specific departments in 2 years, offer compensation benefits when employees are ready;
          2. internal training and internal transfer;
          3. 2 years and leave;
      4. Sony’s layoff strategy
        1. compensation
        2. offer 1 year contract for employee transit or find job outside;
      5. Observe big firm expansion and layoff strategies / timings;
  2. Assignment
    1. Leung – skills instead of hardworking
    2. Assignment submission at 25May 2016;
    3. Must include “Evaluation Questions” in assignment 2 reports;
  3. References
    1. 永吉街 – 麥奀記
    2. http://www.useit.com -> Jakob Neilsen;
      1. Heuristic Evaluation: usability inspection methods
      2. 10 heuristics;
  4. Follow-ups
    1. hypotheses about “places vs compensation rate (2.x)” in horse racing
      1. account in horse racing
      2. one year recording
      3. then, one year for HKD10 per race
      4. then, review & adjust to HK20 to HK50…
      5. review and adjust…
    2. Saturday / Sunday – Estate market
      1. Self-evaluation / study / research
      2. Map / regions
      3. market value
      4. eg. 4 millions to buy 5-6% CH securities;
      5. niche market – differences between “Bank valuation VS deal price”; because bank valuation aggressively more in economic upward;
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ITX3000 – Le14 (15May2016)

Le9 – ITX3000 (3April 2016)

  1. Content
    • Week 7 PPT – Interaction Design
      • “A design pattern…proven solution…” -> users could guess for usage; people tend to sustain for a sense of safety;
      • IPod: One window
      • New trend: Auto-complete
  1. Assignment (Marking by Mr. Leung only)
    • Same as previous sessions
      • Assignment 1: submit a draft for submission deadline; a page of self-work / workplace work; <15% of plagiarism at turnitin;
      • Search information in University by Mobile App
        • Better choosing topics which are not familiar with lecturers
        • Topics: second hand / group project app / canteen ording?
        • Reverse Engineering: Design -> problems and requirements
        • Contents
          • Interviews questions (5-6 questions)
          • No more than 1000 words
          • Headings
            • Objectives: Executive summary – decide go or not in 10 minutes – problems / solutions / time / cost;
            • Method – observation (what/advantage/disadvantage) / interview (what/advantage/disadvantage) / questionnaire (what/advantage/disadvantage); Finally, this case…interview is suitable because…
            • Summary of findings:

Result Interpretations:

Q1: Very Good(5); Good(7); Fair(3)… >85%

Q2: Very Good(5); Good(7); Fair(3)… >70%

Rules of majority: we will choose ….

  • Assignment 2:
  • Assignment 3:
  1. Follow-ups
Le9 – ITX3000 (3April 2016)

ITX3000 – Le8 (20Mar2016)

  1. Content: <Design Guidelines – Week 6>
    1. User acceptance: usability, user handling the system;
    2. User experience: reuse of users’ experience;
    3. Interface design principles:
      1. Nielsen’s 10 usability heuristics
      2. Shneiderman’s 8 golden rules
      3. Norman’s principles
    4. Common principles
      1. Consistency: Save button of Microsoft product;
      2. Affordances: push / pull
      3. Feedback of actions to users: passwords / status; frequent / infrequent;
      4. Visibility: progress / speed;
      5. Constraints: buttons
      6. Mappings: Left to right
      7. Error: eg. error alert “invalid input” vs suggestion of spelling tip, necessary field;
      8. Flexibility and efficiency use: eg. hot keys; eg. give level of users; templates & themes;
      9. Aestetic and minimalist design: Google sign;
      10. Help and documentation: tool tips;
  2. References
  3. Follow-ups
    1. Nielsen’s 10 usability heuristics
    2. Shneiderman’s 8 golden rules
    3. Norman’s principles
    4. Trello account for pairs work
ITX3000 – Le8 (20Mar2016)

ITX3000 – Le2 (21Feb2016)

  1. Objectives:
    • WK2 – Data Gathering Methods (note p.16 – )
  2. Content
    • University education training for lifelong benefits
      • Hypothesis
      • Literature reviews
      • Collect data (Chapter 2 & Chapter 3 of ITX3000)
        • Verify you theories repeatedly after findings
        • Methods: observation / interviews / questionnaires / focus groups;
      • Result -> OK / Failure
      • Conclusion
    • eg. buy strong stocks and sell weak stocks (when market up or down?); what is strong and what is weak stocks;
    • Key issues: Setting goals -> pilot studies -> relationship with participants (eg. informed consent form: agree to provide information )
    • Triangulation: more than one collection technique is used to prevent biased data;
    • Data recording: better with summary of data gathered and feedback to users;
    • Data gathering methods: when doing a research, then *define and introduce, compare and contrast the 5 methods (7 parts), and *discuss your method selection decision;
      • Surveys / Interviews / Contextual inquiry / Focus group / Observation;
    • Interviews: 1-2 interviewees; isolated environment rather than users’ workplace;
    • Focus group: prepare objectives and question list to guide discussion;
    • Observation: biased performance of interviewee under pressure of observation;
    • Discussion about data gathering for LINC sample;
      • Importance – Design -> Evaluation (initial pilot study);
      • Procedures:
        • Gathering requirements and data
          • Data gathering with clear goals;
          • Pilot study / Triangulation;
          • Design guidelines -> requirements;
  3. References
  4. Follow-ups
    1. Point elaborate in paragraph: Topic sentence + definition + explanation + how + suggestion + examples;
    2. Develop reflective sentences every time;
    3. Market / Industry trends every weeks;
    4. Jobs / study news every two weeks;
    5. Pros and Cons, Compare and contrast of data gathering methods;
    6. Labor Union of  Shipping / LC – quick gathering knowledge;
    7. Thinking way: Ask why about theory…
    8. Mindsets of some people who did not receive university education -> hypothesis and subjective with their assumption -> as without learning process about literature review and collect data…
    9. Analysis of SWOT for yourself every 6 months;
ITX3000 – Le2 (21Feb2016)