comparison on user cent design

Question 1-

Compare the following:

• A paperback book and an ebook

• A paper-based map and a smartphone map app

What are the main concepts and metaphors that have been used for each? (Think about the way time is conceptualized for each of them.) How do they differ? What aspects of the paper based artifact have informed the digital app? What is the new functionality? Are any aspects of the conceptual model confusing? What are the pros and cons?

Question 2 –

1. What is human computer interaction?

2. What is user-centered design?

3. Why are these disciplines important?

Words should be at least 100 words per question (300 words). Be sure to cite at least three sources (APA style) to support your answer.

Question 3 –

Observe two types of interaction and write a three page double spaced report on your observations (follow APA guidelines and syllabus formatting instructions). The report should adhere to the specifications in the expectations of the syllabus.

In a public area (Starbucks, college campus, house of worship, park, etc.) observe people interacting in-person (face to face). Notice their body language, their tone, etc.

Next, observe yourself interacting digitally with another human (Skype, email, chat, Facetime, etc.). Notice the body language and tone of you and the person you are interacting with.

Page one of your report should describe your observations of in-person interaction. Page two should describe your digital interaction. Page three should compare and contrast the two types of interactions. What is different? What is the same? Is something lost digitally? Is something gained digitally?

This report should describe real observations. This is not a theoretical assignment. No sources or citations are required provided you do not use quotes or paraphrases.


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