Micro Homework

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There will be 10 micro homework assignments, each worth 0.5% of your grade.

  1. Door: Take a photo of the door that you used the most often or that gave you some trouble using]]
  2. Stove Top (2/22): Take a photo of a stove top together with its controls. Indicate the location the photo is taken. Explain how you figure out which control to turn or press to control which burner.
  3. Shower (3/1): Take a photo of the handles/knobs/switches that control the water of the shower at your home. Briefly comment on how you use these handles/knobs/switches to adjust the temperature and pressure to have a comfortable shower.
  4. Remote (3/8): Take a photo of the remote control you use the most. Name the device it controls (TV, DVD, Car ...etc). Indicate the total number of buttons it has and how many you've ever used.
  5. Flash game (3/22): Find and play a free Flash game you've never played before. Take a screenshot. Comment on how you learned the game and how one may become really good at it. Enjoy your spring break!
  6. Fire safety (3/29): Find a fire safety instruction near where you live or work. It can be an instruction for using a fire extinguisher, escape route, or fire alarm. Take a photo of the instruction and comment on how easy or hard it is to read and learn from the instruction.
  7. Good design (4/5): Take a photo of a physical object you encountered that positively exemplifies a usability design principle you've learned in the class. Indicate the location of the object and which principle it exemplifies.
  8. Bad design (4/12): Take a photo of a physical object you encountered that is in violation of a usability design principle. Indicate the location of the object and which principle it violates.
  9. AMT (4/19): Make some money (at least 50 cents) by working on tasks at Amazon Mechanical Turk. Take a screenshot of the task you worked on. Comment on how much you've learned and how long it took.


Submissions

Door

Stove Top

Shower Control

Remote Control

Flash game

Fire safety

Good design

Bad design

AMT