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HCI and UCD Standards[Design] - Quiz

HCI and UCD standards


1. Choose the one answer that explains the primary reason you should be cautious in your use of idioms.
Please select the best answer.
  A. Overuse of idioms will give the site a reputation of not being literal enough for everyday users.
  B. Idioms are not often understood by users from foreign cultures.
  C. Idioms are constantly changing and may be out of date by next year.
  D. Idioms often demand accompanying graphic images, which increase the file size.

2. Which one of the following statements should guide your choice of textual tone when your target audience spans several different cultures?
Please select the best answer.
  A. A textual tone that is appropriate for your largest target user group should be adopted.
  B. Conduct user validation testing on your three largest and three smallest user groups.
  C. Tone that is appropriate for an American audience may offend users of different cultures.
  D. Select a tone that is as neutral as possible to avoid confusing foreign users.

3. Human-Computer Interaction principles and standards will guide you to create a user-friendly web experience. Which one of the following statements does not conform to HCI standards?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Long text blocks should be broken up, with added subheadings and white space between sections.
  B. All copy or text in the site should be proofread, and have a consistent tone that is geared towards a general idea of the intended audience.
  C. Text color in strong contrast to the background (such as white on black) provides visual clarity so you can have multiple, continuous animations on the same page.
  D. Most users prefer not to scroll too much on a given page, so links to further information can be used rather than using tiny text that may be difficult for users with weak vision.

4. Once it has been determined that you will be translating your site into another language, what are two major concerns specifically regarding language differences that you should include in your planning?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Confirm that any untranslated words, such as a product name, do not have an unintended meaning in another language.
  B. Confirm that you are using the language that is spoken by more than 50 percent of the population of a given country.
  C. Be aware that different nations will have drastically different levels of literacy among the population.
  D. Be aware that the length of text may change when you translate content from one language to another.