Flashcards in Week 2 Deck (12):
What does PACT stand for
People, Activities, Contexts and Technologies
What is 'mental model'
The understanding and knowledge that we posses of something
What is the mental model problem?
Designers have some conception of the system they have produced
Mental models are unstable - people forget the details
What are some social differences
People make use of systems, products and services for very different reasons.
They have different goals in using systems.
What is a novice
A beginner that will need to be guided through an interaction.
What is an Expert
Experts use a system regularly and learn all sorts of details
What is temporal aspects?
How regular or infrequent activities are
What is a complex activity?
Whether they can be carried out alone or working with others
What is context in PACT
The context in which the activity takes place in
What is technologies in PACT
The medium that interactive systems designers work with
What is people in PACT
The characteristics of the people the design will be aimed at