P10011: Motion Tracking Human Interface

Team Values and Norms

Each team should prepare a list of values (expected behaviors) and norms (expected levels of performance measuring those behaviors) against which they will assess themselves and their peers. This listing should be compiled in the first week of senior design, preferably before the first workshop. As the project progresses, the team may wish to revisit these values and norms to address issues that arise, but may not have been predicted at the outset. The faculty recommend that the first draft document be prepared by the DPM manager, revised with the student team and the project initiation meeting, and reviewed every 5 weeks during the progress of the project. The document should not be revised too frequently (such as weekly).

Team Values

The items below are listed as a starting point, but should be adapted as needed for the team's use and self-direction. This starting point was prepared by collecting best practices from a number of successful previous senior design teams. Generally, the list of core values should be fairly short, and compelling. Don't try to legislate every aspect of team behavior, but make sure that the really important expectations are laid out clearly.

Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one team-mate prior to the expected absence. An absent team-member should confirm that a team-mate has received their message (in person, voice mail, email, etc).
Thorough and Accurate
Each team member will complete their tasks thoroughly, completely, and accurately so that the work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed or needs assistance; then the member notifies their peers and seeks assistance either from a peer, the faculty guide, a faculty consultant or another person.
Each team member will communicate effectively between team meetings and will ask as well as respond to questions that arise during senior design.
Professional and Ethical
Each team member gives credit where credit is due. All work completed includes citations to appropriate literature, or sources of assistance. If a team member has gotten assistance from a publication or individual, then that assistance or guidance is fully documented in the reports prepared. Each team member is honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers.
Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project. Each team member should take pride in their work, and their work and attitude should reflect this.

Team Norms: Peer Assessment Rubric

Every team member will conduct a weekly peer assessment of their team-mates. The rubric below indicates how each team member will assess their peers. These 'Norms' reflect how each team member expects their peers to meet the team 'Values'. The entries in the table below represent a starting point, or example, typical of what other design teams have successfully employed in the past. Each team should modify or update their Norms each time the team Values are updated.

Accepted Norms of Performance: Peer Assessment Rubric
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Punctual Team Member rarely on time. Frequently sought after by rest of team. Missed lots of meetings Team Member usually on time or early. Missed a meeting or two without telling anyone. Team Member almost always on time, and usually ready to work. Team member may have let team know at last minute that he couldn't make the meeting Team Member always on time or early to meetings, and prepared to work. If team member must miss meeting, team member informed team by the prior meeting at the latest.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Thorough and Accurate Team Member rarely completes his deliverables. Other team members are constantly redoing his work, and there are many errors in his work. Team Member's work usually needs to be redone or edited. Often misses elements that makes for more work later on Team Member completes assigned tasks on time and completely. Work occasionally needs to be checked by other team members, but overall is satisfactory. Team Member goes above and beyond what he is assigned, often doing work for later in project. Team Member constantly looking to help other members with their assignments.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Communicative The team member has never replied to an email or phone call. Has never communicated in anyway other than at team meetings. The team member can be reached but rarely responds to emails and phone calls. Has asked a few questions and has responded to other team members questions rarely. The team member is responsive to emails and phone calls. Team member answers and asks questions in a timely manner. The team member communicates between meetings, always answers emails and phone calls. The team member asks questions when needed and answers other team members questions promptly.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Professional and Ethical Team member rarely documents sources, and seems to be taking credit for work that is not his own. Team member usually cites sources, but seems to be absent-minded on the issue at times. Team Member cites all sources and collaborations. Team Member promotes ethical work and helps others to document sources properly.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Dedicated Team member neither cares about the project nor are they willing to schedule around meeting times to ensure their attendance Team member cares about project but is unwilling to schedule other activities around team meetings or team member is able to meet most meeting times, but is Team member is driven help the group arrive at a finished product and has made attempts to schedule outside work around the project Team member has scheduled around MSDI and MSDII projects and meetings to better facilitate information sharing and project improvement and is driven to

Peer Assessment Form

Every team member should complete a peer assessment form periodically. The member names fill in the rows along the left, and the Values in the columns across the top. Write the Norms of performance in each entry of the matrix.

Peer Assessment
Member Name Punctual Thorough Accurate Professional and Ethical Committed Overall
Alexander Frechette
Joseph Piehler
Daniel Shields
Member 4 Unsat. Needs Imp. Meets Exp. Exceeds Exp. Meets Exp. Meets Exp.

The team manager is responsible for providing feedback on the performance of all team members to the faculty guide. This information should be shared privately with the team members and with the faculty guide.