Written exam in Human-Computer Interaction (2D1965)

Kai-Mikael J-Aro, NADA, KTH

1998-08-19, 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) As you well know, computers have limited execution speed. Describe some of the consequences this has for user interface design.

2.
(10 p) Given that you are to evaluate a system and can choose between a laboratory study and a field study, what are the factors that affect your choice?

3.
(10 p) Some systems contain built-in help functions. Describe some approaches to the design of such and what one should consider during construction.

4.
(10 p) How can the organisation (power structure, work order, etc) at a working place be affected by the introduction of a CSCW system?

5.
(10 p) What is task analysis and what can it be used for?

6.
(10 p) What are mental models in the HCI context? How do they affectshould they affect the design of user interfaces? Vgv fr svensk version.


Kai-Mikael J-Aro
1998-12-10