A2 Level ICT WGS

14.6 & 7 Human Computer Interaction/Interface

Although seperate topics, students should see these two themes together. The exam board description for 14.6 is:

  • Describe the psychological factors that affect human/computer interaction, e.g. user friendly, give help to novices, provide short cuts for experts, make use of human long-term memory to maximise efficiency, 

                                                and for 14.7

  • Recall different approaches to the problem of communication with ICT systems and discuss the resource implications of sophisticated HCI. 
  • Discuss the implications for customising software to develop a specialist HCI.

A close inspection of past exam questions shows typical responses expected. However, the last question on the worksheet I’ve created a link to, covers the final bullet point which is not typical, so be aware. Not all resources agree on what or how to cover this topic, so I’ve encouraged students to pull together two sets of notes from the Fatmax website. The first is a set of notes on 14.6 is from Clive Morley and another very comprehensive summary from North Chadderton.

Notes for 14.7 from the above two contributors:

Clive Morley & North Chadderton.

Take a look at the Powerpoint summaries to the right of the blog post, as well.

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March 24, 2009 - Posted by | A2 ICT | ,

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