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Biometric and usability


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Biometric and usability

  1. 1. Last edit: 1/12/2015 Elliott 1 IT 58100 Biometric Usability Professor: Dr. Stephen Elliott Office Hours: Young 312 By Appt – posted online in Blackboard, and Office (765)-494-2311 Course Questions: Course Theme: This summer, the course themes will cover border control and biometrics on mobile devices. Course Objectives: The course has the following objectives. 1. Understand the operation of biometric systems. 2. Understand how people use biometric systems in operational settings (both controlled and uncontrolled). 3. Understand traditional technology, scenario, and operational testing methodologies. 4. Understand traditional ergonomic and usability testing methodologies. 5. Understand and analyze the limitations of biometric systems. 6. Understand basics of quantitative and qualitative research. 7. Evaluate the issues in designing a biometric system, including but not limited to: the impact of language and culture (instructions and symbols); ergonomics and anthropometrics (heights-angles, positioning); training and habituation or accessibility; affordance and perception. 8. Interpret results from reports on biometric technologies evaluation methods, ergonomic and usability methods, and statistical methods. 9. Appraise and critically evaluate prior scenario and operational test reports and case studies of biometric technologies to examine where the application of Human-Biometric Sensor Interaction. 10. Transfer knowledge and understanding of usability, ergonomic, and usability evaluation methodologies to the testing and evaluate biometric devices and systems. 11. Establish a test methodology and collect data using a Human-Biometric Sensor Interaction based methodology (usability, ergonomic, human factors) to investigate a current problem facing the industry. 12. Perform the appropriate data analysis and report findings in a report. 13. Students will produce final reports, conference papers based on the course project. Course Schedule Week 1 – Introduction to Usability Week 2 – HBSI (refresher – GBM)
  2. 2. Last edit: 1/12/2015 Elliott 2 Week 3 – The role of the genuine user Week 4 – Usability and Signature (Richards model) Week 5 - HBSI and attack / HBSI false claim model Week 6 – HBSI border security – NZ Smart Gates Week 7 – HBSI and token models Week 8 – Qualitative and Quantitative Research Week 9 – Focus groups Week 10 – Focus groups Week 11 – Border analysis Week 12 – Border analysis Weekly effort: In order to estimate the time allotted to the class, you need to submit your timesheets each week. The course will have short lectures, online discussion and brainstorming, and project analysis. At times, you may be working with the team in the center. To allocate time, you need to use Pattern. The link will be available in Blackboard. Typically, there will be 3 small lectures, brainstorming reviews, an article review, and some guest lectures. Standard Course Features  Course Lectures Pre-recorded video lectures available for each lesson  Lecture Slides Used in conjunction with lecture videos  Lecture Transcripts Used to follow along with lecture videos  Modular Quizzes Used to quiz student knowledge of course material after each lecture  Assignments Submission of written material and analysis of biometric data Additional Features  Interactive Elements Used for further practice of lecture subjects  Activities and Resources Used to support understanding of lesson topics Grading System This course is scaffolded on previous courses, and so if you have a Passport badge you may apply it to the course modules, and complete the quiz (100% pass required). Assignments and quizzes are worth 20% and the final project is worth 80% of the final grade. Students who complete the course will earn digital badges as part of the Passport Initiative.
  3. 3. Last edit: 1/12/2015 Elliott 3 Digital badges are certifiable icons that represent academic achievements or skills smaller than a college degree. Project In this class, there is a project. It can be individual, but it is preferable to have a group. You should spend 30 hours on this project. You may “blitz” the project by coming in for longer period of times. Your project should be research-based, and will be evaluated by our team and well as your class colleagues. Course Software All of the software is provided to you in the Center. We also use Lync / Skype as a communication tool, and OneNote as lab management tools. The lectures are available online, and are linked in this syllabus. The files are able to be downloaded. The quizzes are within the lectures, and in Blackboard. Student Expectations: To be successful in this course, the student will: ATTEND (ONLINE) CLASS REGULARLY, and:  Attendance:  Purdue University policy states that all students are expected to be present for every meeting of classes in which they are enrolled. All matters relative to attendance, including the make-up of missed work, are to be arranged between you and the instructor. Only the instructor can excuse you from classes or course responsibilities. In the case of illness, accident, or an emergency, you should make direct contact with your instructor as soon as possible, preferably before the class. If the instructor cannot be reached directly a message should be left in the instructor’s department mailbox or with the instructor’s secretary. If you will be absent for more than five days, have not been able to reach the instructor in person or by telephone or through leaving notification of your circumstances with the instructor’s secretary, you or your representative should notify the Office of the Dean of Students (765-494-1254) as soon as possible after becoming aware that the absence is necessary. Be advised, you may be asked to provide documentation from an authorized professional or agency which supports an explanation for your absence.  Complete all assigned readings and work as outlined on the schedule.  Become familiar with Blackboard and employ the course site regularly.  Take notes on the course content (both readings and lectures). You are responsible for all assigned materials and content covered in class (the latter even if it is not covered by the text).  Actively participate in all class and Blackboard activities. This will be judged by your professor.  Students are expected to be familiar with and subscribe to the Purdue Student Honor Code:
  4. 4. Last edit: 1/12/2015 Elliott 4  Students are to also to be familiar with the principles of academic integrity as prepared by Purdue University’s Dean of Students office:  Academic dishonesty will lead to dismissal from class and failure in the course.
  5. 5. Last edit: 1/12/2015 Elliott 5 Notices Academic Honesty Academic honesty requires that students do not cheat, or knowingly assist another to do so. Other unacceptable behavior includes plagiarism, which is the submitting of someone else's work as your own, and the unauthorized access to or changing of grades or examinations. Faculty consider the submitting/performing of essentially the same single piece of work for credit in different classes to be dishonest unless all faculty members involved have agreed, in advance, to the specific situation. Accommodations Statement If you have a disability and need accommodations (for example, extended testing time, note takers, large print materials), please inform your instructor privately as soon as possible. Students with disabilities seeking academic accommodations should also register with Purdue University’s Office for Students with Disabilities, SCHL 207, 494- 1247. The institution will review documentation about your disability and about the need for accommodations you are requesting and will assist in planning and providing for any necessary accommodations. Campus Emergencies In the event of a major campus emergency, course requirements, deadlines and grading percentages are subject to changes that may be necessitated by a revised semester calendar or other circumstances. Here are ways to get information about changes in this course. Blackboard Vista web page, my email address:, and my office phone: 494-1088. An email listserv has also been set up. Emergency Links For procedures regarding specific campus emergencies University News Service information releases on Avian Influenza REM Emergency Procedures Information Safety Committees Purdue Agricultural Extension Service Disaster Recovery Resources for Indiana
  6. 6. Last edit: 1/12/2015 Elliott 6 Changes The instructor reserves the right to alter the format of this class by giving verbal or written notice during any class period. This policy includes tests and test schedules.