EECS 478 - Spring 1999 Midterm
Question 1 (exam b):
Redesign the following interface by providing the same functionality but in a more effective design based on the principles discussed in class. Note which principles you are using and how they affect your redesign.
Critique the following presentation graphic based upon the principles discussed in class.
On the following 2 pages you will find some java code. Draw the resulting frame and all of its elements in their appropriate positions assuming the java code is correct.
K - Keystroking ( 0.12 sec)
B - Mouse button (down or up 0.10 sec, click 0.20 sec)
P - Moving the mouse at a target (average 1.10 sec)
H - Homing (0.40 sec)
M - Mentally preparing (1.35 sec)
activity of printing in terms of the 7 stages of action:
Forming the goal
Forming the intention
Specifying an action
Executing the action
Perceiving the state of the world
Interpreting the state of the world
Evaluating the outcome
Given all of the layouts for the UIC campus information
kiosk presented in class and your personal experience from the
project, draw what you think is the best layout for the main
information screen – the screen that allows you to click on
buildings on the map, locate buildings by name or abbreviation, or
find where departments are located. This may be your design,
another group’s design, a combination, or something new. The same
restrictions (e.g. screen size) apply as in the project. Draw it
well enough that I can see what is meant to be aligned and what
each of the components is meant to be. Defend your design –
convince me it is the most appropriate one. Write the swing code
to position all of the components.
If your UIC campus information kiosk programs were
actually going to be put into service it would be important to
perform a set of user studies on both the applet and the
management application before they were put into use. Given the
following conditions what do you think would, realistically, be
the most effective was to evaluate the interfaces.
- Assume your group has 2 weeks and no money to perform the evaluation
- Assume your group has 2 months and no money to perform the evaluation
- What about after the units are in place?
- If you had a year to design and build the system (ie its not built yet) how would you approach the evaluation
Note: this question is not asking you to just pick the one ‘magic’ appropriate method, I want you to describe in sufficient detail what you think the most appropriate method / process would be and defend your decision.
Given all of the discussion and designs for the
departmental information kiosk presented in the class, pick one of
the 4 sections, and draw what you think is the best layout for it.
This may be one or more screens. This may or may not be what was
presented in class. Draw it well enough that I can see what is
meant to be aligned. Defend your design – convince me it is the
most appropriate one. Write the swing code to position all of the