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Test Your Usability Knowledge - Quiz

Usability has become an essential requirement of interactive software. In response, human-computer interaction (HCI) has grown into a serious field of research, development, and application. To meet the specific needs of practitioners for methods and tools to develop user interaction designs with provably high levels of usability, Usability Engineering (UE) has emerged as a sub-discipline within HCI.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these are attributes of usability?

    • A.

      Learnability

    • B.

      Usefulness

    • C.

      Generalisability

    • D.

      Subjective satisfaction

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Learnability
    D. Subjective satisfaction
    Explanation
    Learnability is an attribute of usability as it refers to how easily users can learn to navigate and use a system or product. Subjective satisfaction is also an attribute of usability as it measures the user's satisfaction and overall experience with the system or product. Usefulness can be considered an attribute of usability as well, as it relates to how well the system or product fulfills the user's needs and goals. However, generalisability is not an attribute of usability as it does not directly relate to the user's experience or interaction with the system or product.

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  • 2. 

    How do you get to know the user in the usability engineering lifecycle?

    • A.

      Draw up a user profile

    • B.

      Run a thinking aloud test

    • C.

      Assume the role of an apprentice learning from the master craftsman

    • D.

      Observe representative users

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Draw up a user profile
    C. Assume the role of an apprentice learning from the master craftsman
    D. Observe representative users
    Explanation
    In the usability engineering lifecycle, there are several ways to get to know the user. One way is to draw up a user profile, which involves creating a detailed description of the target user's characteristics, needs, and preferences. This helps in understanding the user's background and context. Another way is to assume the role of an apprentice learning from the master craftsman, which means observing and learning from experienced users or experts in the field. This helps in gaining insights and knowledge from those who are already familiar with the user's needs and requirements. Lastly, observing representative users in real-life situations can provide valuable information about their behavior, preferences, and challenges, aiding in designing user-friendly solutions.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following are recognised kinds of prototypes

    • A.

      Interactive sketches

    • B.

      Conceptual models

    • C.

      Beta versions

    • D.

      Paper mock

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Interactive sketches
    D. Paper mock
    Explanation
    Interactive sketches and paper mock are recognized kinds of prototypes because they both allow designers to quickly and easily create visual representations of their ideas. Interactive sketches are typically created using software tools or even hand-drawn on paper, and they allow designers to simulate user interactions and test out different design concepts. Paper mock, on the other hand, involves creating physical mock-ups using paper and other materials, which can be used to gather feedback and make improvements before moving on to more advanced prototypes. Both of these methods are commonly used in the design process to explore ideas and gather user feedback.

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  • 4. 

    In a heuristic evaluation:

    • A.

      A group of usability experts judges an interface with a detailed checklist of guidelines

    • B.

      A group of test users conducts a formal experiment

    • C.

      A group of psychologists administers a questionnaire

    • D.

      A group of usability experts reviews a user interface according to a small set of general principles

    Correct Answer
    D. A group of usability experts reviews a user interface according to a small set of general principles
    Explanation
    In a heuristic evaluation, a group of usability experts reviews a user interface according to a small set of general principles. This means that the experts use their expertise and knowledge to assess the interface based on established guidelines and principles of usability. They do not conduct formal experiments or administer questionnaires, but instead rely on their experience and knowledge to identify potential usability issues and provide recommendations for improvement.

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  • 5. 

    A persona in the context of goal-oriented interaction design

    • A.

      Is used to role-play through an interface design

    • B.

      Is a real person

    • C.

      Should represent an average user

    • D.

      Represents a particular type of user

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Is used to role-play through an interface design
    D. Represents a particular type of user
    Explanation
    A persona in the context of goal-oriented interaction design is used to role-play through an interface design. This means that a persona is created to simulate how a specific type of user would interact with the design. The persona represents a particular type of user, not necessarily an average user. It helps designers understand the needs, goals, and behaviors of different user groups, allowing them to create a more tailored and effective design solution.

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  • 6. 

    Post-test questionnaires (conducted after a usability test) are particularly useful for measuring

    • A.

      Safety

    • B.

      Efficiency

    • C.

      Learnability

    • D.

      User satisfaction

    Correct Answer
    D. User satisfaction
    Explanation
    Post-test questionnaires conducted after a usability test are particularly useful for measuring user satisfaction. This is because these questionnaires allow users to provide feedback on their overall experience with the product or system being tested. By asking questions related to user satisfaction, such as how easy the product was to use or how satisfied they were with the overall experience, researchers can gather valuable insights into the user's perception of the usability of the product. This information can then be used to identify areas for improvement and make necessary adjustments to enhance user satisfaction.

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  • 7. 

    Providing accelerators (e.g. keyboard shortcuts) mostly addresses

    • A.

      Utility

    • B.

      Efficiency

    • C.

      Learnability

    • D.

      Attitude (or likeability)

    Correct Answer
    B. Efficiency
    Explanation
    Providing accelerators such as keyboard shortcuts primarily focuses on improving the efficiency of a task or process. By offering shortcuts, users can perform actions more quickly and with fewer steps, ultimately saving time and effort. This enhances the overall productivity and effectiveness of the user, allowing them to accomplish tasks more efficiently.

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