The Problem

SIS is intended to serve as students' interface to courses, requirements, and registration. Consensus is that SIS is unusable, at least for students and faculty, for the following reasons:

  • The interface presents information in a user-memory intensive manner
  • The current interaction (mad race) causes technical problems by high loads on the server
  • The interface gives poor feedback on user actions and technical issues
  • The interface requires unnecessarily specific user input
  • This SIS generated student schedule is unnecessarily hard to read
  • It provides functions that are not linked to the interface control

For this projct in Human Factors in Interface Design, we hope to fix this.