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What does PACT stand for

People, Activities, Contexts and Technologies

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What is 'mental model'

The understanding and knowledge that we posses of something

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What is the mental model problem?

Designers have some conception of the system they have produced

Mental models are unstable - people forget the details

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What are some social differences

People make use of systems, products and services for very different reasons.

They have different goals in using systems.

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What is a novice

A beginner that will need to be guided through an interaction.

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What is an Expert

Experts use a system regularly and learn all sorts of details

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What is temporal aspects?

How regular or infrequent activities are

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What is a complex activity?

Whether they can be carried out alone or working with others

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What is context in PACT

The context in which the activity takes place in

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What is technologies in PACT

The medium that interactive systems designers work with

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What is people in PACT

The characteristics of the people the design will be aimed at

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What is activity in PACT

How the activity is carried out

goals, tasks and actions