cpsc344-2007W1-midterm-sample-soln

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&ame: Sample Sol’n (yours may differ!) Student ID &umber: Signature: CPSC 344, 2007-08 Winter Term 1 Midterm Exam 90 minutes Department of Computer Science University of British Columbia S. Wolfman Exam Instructions (read carefully): 1. S ign this page in the space provided to indicate your agreement with these instructions. (You must sign to write the exam.) 2. Continue reading these instructions, but do not open the exam booklet until you are told to do so by a proctor. 3. Print your initials at the top of each page in the booklet before you start working. 4. Cheating is an academic offense. Your signature on the exam indicates that you understand and agree to the University’s policies regarding cheating on exams. 5. The exam is closed book . There are no aids permitted (this includes calculators). 6. Interpret the exam questions as written . When in doubt, take a strict, literal interpretation of the question and write down any necessary assumptions. 7. You have 90 minutes in which to work (~1 min/mark). Budget your time wisely . 8. When continuing your work on a blank page at the end, please indicate this clearly at the initial location and on the blank page. 9. No one will be permitted to leave the exam room during the last ten minutes of the exam. Question Points Received 1 18 2 12 3 15 4 14 5 6 6 8 7 7 Total 80
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CPSC 344 2007/08 W1 2 of 14 Midterm Exam (90 minutes) THIS PAGE I&TE&TIO&ALLY LEFT BLA&K
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Initials: _________________ CPSC 344 2007/08 W1 3 of 14 Midterm Exam (90 minutes) Question #1 [18 points total]: True/False For each of the 6 statements below, indicate whether the statement is true or false by circling either True or False . Briefly explain your T/F response in one or two sentences, and illustrate with an example where appropriate. [3 pts each, 1 pt for T/F + 2 pts for explanation] (a) Statement: Because they emphasize natural mappings, mapping models are the most appropriate type of mental model to aim for in interface design. True False Explain: Mapping models are one of a variety of models, any of which (or any combination of which) may be appropriate depending on the nature of the design scenario and design. For example, a file system lends itself naturally to an object-action model, since users conceive of themselves as managing a collection of individual objects. File systems have also traditionally used metaphors to strengthen their models. (b) Statement: When designing a graphical user interface, the primary purpose of a low-fidelity paper prototype is typically to capture and assess the interface’s appearance. True False Explain: Low-fidelity prototyping generally does not capture either the final appearance or functionality of a system. Rather, the intention of a lo-fi prototype is generally to communicate design ideas or evaluate workflow and gross design ideas. Indeed, one of the strengths of a paper prototype is that its rough appearance telegraphs the unpolished state of the design, inviting comment from users. (c)
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