NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION
COURSE CODE: CIT 811
COURSE TITLE: USER INTERFACE AND ERGONOMICS
TIME ALLOWED: 3HOURS
INSTRUCTION:QUESTION ONE (1) IS COMPULSORY, ANSWER ANY OTHER FOUR (4)
1a. We can’t measure user friendliness. As a result this concept is not too useful when designing interfaces. Instead we identify specific things about the interface that we can measure that relate to the effectiveness and success of the product. There are at least five specific attributes that describe an interface’s effectiveness. Describe the five human factors that should be taken into account during user interface design (14 Marks)
2a. Explain the five aspects of Ergonomics. (5 marks each)
2b. With the aid of a diagram what do you understand by Human Processor Model (4 marks)
3a. Explain User-Centered design (5 Marks)
3b. Explain Interaction Design (5 Marks)
3c. What are the stages involved in Task Analysis (1 mark each)
4a. State five (5) major steps in interaction design
4b. Explain Usability?
4c. State four (4) major concepts of usability
5a. The graphic design of an interface involves decisions about issues such as where to put things
on the screen, what size of font type to use, and what colors will work best. Explain (5 Marks)
5b. What is prototyping?
5c. List the three main types of prototyping and describe techniques used in Low Fidelity Prototype?
6a. Explain Heuristic Analysis?
6b. List and explain 5 Nielsen and Molich’s Heuristics
6c. List the cognitive modeling methods.
7a. Explain the six stages of conducting a usability test.
7b. List four (4) kinds of Layout Managers?
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