Written exam in Human-Computer Interaction (2D1965)

Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro, NADA, KTH

1997-12-19, 14:00-19:00

Abstract:

No aids are allowed. Make your definitions, examples and reasoning as clear and concrete as possible. Always motivate your answers. If possible, refer to the literature to support your claims. Unless you have very extreme handwriting I expect approximately two pages of text in reply to each question.

The maximum number of points is indicated for each question. The grading is:

KTH:
0-30 $\rightarrow$ U, 31-40 $\rightarrow$ 3, 41-50 $\rightarrow$ 4, 51-60 $\rightarrow$ 5
SU:
0-30 $\rightarrow$ U, 31-45 $\rightarrow$ G, 46-60 $\rightarrow$ VG

1.
(10p) How can multimodality increase the usability of a computer system?

2.
(10p) What should one think of when introducing a groupware system in a working place?

3.
(10p) What evaluation methods are appropriate to use in different stages of the system development process?

4.
(10p) A certain user interface is designed for computers with mice. Does this interface need to be modified if used on a computer with touch screen? Why, why not?

5.
(10p) How do (some) cognitive scientists explain the phenomenon that it is easier to recognise something than to remember it?

6.
(10p) What kinds of computer support can be utilised for user interface design and construction?



Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro
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