Details of my MSc proposal

In a few months I will begin “proper” work on the dissertation for a MSc with the Open University. Before starting I needed to choose a topic, so I chose Improved user interfaces for private family wikis. In order to claim this topic, I need to submit a proposal by filling in a form on …

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Recommended reading for a Wiki dissertation

After some deliberation, I have finally decided to apply for an MSc dissertation entitled “Improved user interfaces for private family wikis“. This is a pre-written proposal provided by the M801 course team at the Open University and naturally suggests some recommended reading. Despite the proposal being presented to distance students on-line it makes no significant …

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Choosing a masters topic: Initial thoughts

At the beginning of 2009 I will be starting my MSc research project and dissertation. By then I need to have decided on, applied for, and been accepted for a project topic. Even now the choice is becoming quite tricky. I am studying with The Open University, and the research project and dissertation is module …

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Usability and User-centred design

I find that one of the saddest things about taking an Open University course is that all the work and thought that people put into discussions in the course forums are just thrown away at the end of the course. This seems particularly poor from a learning perspective, as some of the best sources of …

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