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Conceptualizing GUIs—A Case Study of an Online Aptitude Testing System

Conceptualizing GUIs—A Case Study of an Online Aptitude Testing System

Year: 2011

Section: Human Factors In Design

Editor: Chakrabarti, A.

Author: Yammiyavar,Pradeep; Dhar,Debayan

Section: Human Factors In Design

Pages: 115-124

Abstract

This paper reports a study involving students’ responses to existing online aptitude tests, their influences on the cognitive workload of students while taking the exams and based on proposes an online aptitude testing system for admitting students into design programs. Using a subject base of 33 students and 3 online tests,a study based on questionnaires and interviews was done to understand factors influencing the efficiency of students undergoing such tests. Based on this a few questions intended to test design aptitude were formulated and are depicted through conceptualized GUIs and are presented as a case study.

Keywords: Aptitude, tests, design, Cognitive workload, efficiency.

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Design is ubiquitous; it pervades almost all spheres of life, and has been around as long as life has taken up the task of purposefully changing the world around it. Research in design and the emergence of a research community in this area has been relatively new, its development influenced by the multiple facets of design (human, artefact, process, organisation, and the micro- and macro economy by which design is shaped) and the associated diversification of the community into those focusing on...

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