Written exam in Human-Computer Interaction (2D1965)

Kai-Mikael J-Aro, NADA, KTH

1998-04-25, 08:00-13:00

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.
(10 p) Describe the RGB model and some alternative colour model. Does any of these models have any advantages when developing interfaces for users with colur vision deficiencies?

2.
(10 p) Describe the Keystroke Level Model. What is it used for, what are the assumptions it makes, how should one interpret the results one gets?

3.
(10 p) Describe at least three different ways to describe user interfaces. What can these interface descriptions be used for, what is not covered by them?

4.
(10 p) Describe at least three different evaluation methods to be used during different stages of the system development process. What are their properties, how can one use the results?

5.
(10 p) What are groupware systems? Name some factors that have to be considered when designing synchronous shared editors.

6.
(10 p) What is task analysis and what is it used for? Name some ways of doing task analyses. Vgv fr svensk version.


Kai-Mikael J-Aro
1998-12-10