This was a really good weekend because I got to talk to a couple of my friends from back home. It was really nice getting to catch up and hear all of the research they are doing. Some of us from the REU also went to Hickory Park and it was really good barbecue. I probably ate way too much, but it was so worth it.
It is a bittersweet time in the REU because I am excited to see my family soon but I don’t want to leave this program. On Friday we got back our first draft of the introduction which had plenty of marks from our mentor. Which is good because we would rather get feedback now before it’s too late. Today we were able to write a revision of our introduction paragraph which was a big step. Trying to figure our our direction of the paper and what the goal is was critical. We had to make sure we set a solid foundation for the rest of the paper, reach an international audience( since we are applying to an international conference), and create a good hook for the article. After plenty of arguing, constructive criticism, and headache we got it done.
Now we are creating our next UI prototype for tomorrows meeting. It is starting to get more difficult in UI design because we have to back up our design with lit review and collected data. As apposed to the first couple of weeks were it was more observational based decisions from we saw in the videos of the TIMs.
Thanks and Gig’em