Review for Test #1
Test covers reading assignments from textbook (see outline below), additional
reading assignments, collaborative exercises, and homework assignments.
Major topics to be covered include:
- Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (Preece, ch. 1, 2, 13.7;
additional reading #1)
- Motivation (Why study HCI?)
- Definitions of HCI
- Disciplines contributing to HCI
- Examples of UIs
- Norman's design analysis concepts
- System engineering goals
- Human factors design goals
- User-centered design (Preece, ch. 17, 18; additional readings #2, #3, #5)
- User interface lifecycle
- Waterfall model and activities in the lifecycle
- Spiral model
- Star model
- Design as representation
- Requirements gathering (Preece, ch. 19, 24, 25)
- Principles to support usability
- learnability, flexibility, robustness and related principles
- Standards and Guidelines (Preece, ch. 24, 25; additional reading #4)
- User Interface Development Tools
- Norman, "Psychopathology of Everyday Things."
- "Microsoft Forgot the Blind", NY Times article.
- US Telecommunications Act of 1996, excerpt.
- Hix and Hartson, "User Interaction Design Guidance: Standards,
Guidelines, and Style Guides".
- Trower, "Creating a Well-Designed User Interface", video
In terms of format, it may include T/F,
multiple-choice, essay-type, UI design, and programming questions.