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1 A Simple Design Test Damian Gordon

2 First Step Write your name and student number. Please write as clearly as possible.

3 Design Exercise 1 Bus Eireann, the Irish bus service, have contacted you, and have asked you to design a SmartPhone app that will allow customers to get timetables of bus routes around Ireland. – Write a few sentences explaining the design – Draw between 4-8 screens showing your design of this app minutes

4 Design Exercise 2 The banks have been all bought out by the government, and they have contacted you, and have asked you to design a new cash dispenser machine (ATM) that will allow customers to get cash from their accounts, and do all the other functions you’d expect. – Draw your design for the physical design of the ATM, with a doorway near it to show a sense of scale. – Now write a few sentences explaining the design – Add between 4-8 screens showing your design of this ATM minutes

5 Section A Questions about Design 1.What is design? 2.What is good design? 3.What is bad design?

6 Section B: The SmartPhone app Section B.1 When you were designing the App were you thinking of yourself as the typical user of this app?

7 Section B: The SmartPhone app Section B.2 1.If it was a very bright day (glaringly sunny), would this app still work well? 2.If it was raining and the screen was slippery, would this app still work well? 3.If you had some groceries in one hand, would this app still work well? 4.If you had just slipped and hurt your dominant hand, would this app still work well? 5.If you were fairly drunk, would this app still work well?

8 Section B: The SmartPhone app Section B.3 1.Would your app work for people aged 0-5 years old? 2.Would your app work for people aged 5-10 years old? 3.Would your app work for people aged years old? 4.Would your app work for people aged years old? 5.Would your app work for people aged years old? 6.Would your app work for people aged years old? 7.Would your app work for people aged years old? 8.Would your app work for people over 85 years old?

9 Section B: The SmartPhone app Section B.4 1.Would your app work for people with very small fingers? 2.Would your app work for people with average sized fingers? 3.Would your app work for people with very large sized fingers?

10 Section B: The SmartPhone app Section B.5 1.Would your app work if the user had only partial vision or was without vision? 2.Would your app work if the user couldn’t fully hear or couldn’t hear at all? 3.Would your app work if the user couldn’t point-and- click precisely or couldn’t point-and-click precisely at all? 4.Would your app work if the user couldn’t fully understand the text of your app or couldn’t understand the text of your app at all?

11 Section C: The ATM Section C.1 When you were designing the ATM were you thinking of yourself as the typical user of this ATM?

12 Section C: The ATM Section C.2 1.If it was a very bright day (glaringly sunny), would your ATM still work well? 2.If it was raining and the screen and buttons were slippery, would your ATM still work well? 3.If you had some groceries in one hand, would your ATM still work well? 4.If you had just slipped and hurt your dominant hand, would your ATM still work well? 5.If you were fairly drunk, would your ATM still work well?

13 Section C: The ATM Section C.3 1.Would your ATM work for people aged 0-5 years old? 2.Would your ATM work for people aged 5-10 years old? 3.Would your ATM work for people aged years old? 4.Would your ATM work for people aged years old? 5.Would your ATM work for people aged years old? 6.Would your ATM work for people aged years old? 7.Would your ATM work for people aged years old? 8.Would your ATM work for people over 85 years old?

14 Section C: The ATM Section C.4 1.Would your ATM work for people who are very short? 2.Would your ATM work for people who are fairly short? 3.Would your ATM work for people who are of average height? 4.Would your ATM work for people who are fairly tall? 5.Would your ATM work for people who are very tall?

15 Section C: The ATM Section C.5 1.Would your ATM work if the user had only partial vision or was without vision? 2.Would your ATM work if the user couldn’t fully hear or couldn’t hear at all? 3.Would your ATM work if the user couldn’t point- and-click precisely or couldn’t point-and-click precisely at all? 4.Would your ATM work if the user couldn’t fully understand the text of your app or couldn’t understand the text of your app at all?

16 Section D 1.Have you ever heard of the term of Universal Design? 2.If yes, what does it mean as your understand it? 3.If no, have a guess at what you think it might mean? 4.In all our designs, who should we be designing for?

17 Thanks!


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