Flashcards Qs and As for Topic 3: HCI

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Flashcards Qs and As for Topic 3: HCI

Why does the Consistency of Signposting and Pop-up Information need to be Considered?

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Because all the ways of navigation such as the Next and Previous buttons need to look the same on every screen and appear in the same place as well.

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Why is On-screen Help Helpful?

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 - Because they explain things in the simplest of terms through giving examples

 - Because it recognises and anticipates a user's goal and offers help in order to make the task easier to complete

 - E.g. Microsoft Office uses Wizards (quicker)

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Why is a Layout Appropriate to Task Important?

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 - Because otherwise it will be hard to use for the user

 - E.g. Children learning to spell should have things such as a minimum amount of text and bright colours and speech synthesis

 - E.g. For a CAD system it should have pull-down menus and be customisable

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What are the Three Types of Users? For each Include a Little Description

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- Novices -> These are people who have never used the software before

- Experienced -> These are people who have used the software before but only know and use some of its features

- Experts -> These are people who have lots of experience with the software so therefore know and use all of its tools

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How can a HCI be used to Differentiate between Users?

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- Provide short cuts for experts

- Provide lots of different ways of performing the same task e.g. a novice may use icons whereas an experienced user may just use the short cut 'Ctrl+P'

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Why Should Buttons be Positioned in the same Place on the Screen?

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- Because it allows the user to navigate quickly from page to page

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How can a HCI be Designed to suit the Needs of the Disabled?

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- Sensory Impairment -> May not be able to read all of the text on the screen properly so a font which is easy to read and a good size should be used

- Blind -> 'Talking' computer' where the words are spoken when typed, Braille keyboards and printers

- Physical Disability -> May not be able to use their hands and arms or walk or they may be completely paralysed so voice-activated systems are required

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What are the ways of Improving the Accessibility of a Website or other ICT Systems?

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- By using plain, simple language

- Use a glossary to explain words/phrases

- By providing different languages

- By allowing the website to be read out

- By giving the user the option to change the size of the text and the colour of the background

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