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Final Exam Instructions

The final exam will cover material from all the lectures (except lecture 14) and all the homeworks. You can be sure that there will be questions on the exam from each lecture 1 through 13 (including the guest lectures) and all homeworks. However, material that is in the readings but not covered in lecture will not be on the final. The exam is closed-book, so you can not use your computers, books or notes during the exam. Please bring pens to write with.

There will be questions about the Heuristic Analysis, but you do not need to memorize the 10 heuristics -- I will give you the list, but you need to be able to recognize what they are. Similarly, I will give you the names of the kinds of Contextual Inquiry Diagrams, but you need to know what each is for and how to make them. If I ask about the various methods discussed in this course (such as Contextual Inquiry, Heuristic Analysis, etc., and any of the methods in Lecture 12), I will give you the name of the method, but you should know what it is and what it is good for, and how it differs from the other methods.

You will have 3 hours, but last year, most people finished in about two hours.

Also, last day to turn in any homeworks is Wed, Dec. 14, 2011, so we have time to grade them.

There are two choices of final exam times::

  • Thursday Dec. 15, 2011, 8:30am-11:30am in Scaife Hall (SH) 125
  • Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, 1:30pm-4:30pm, in Tepper Rm: 146

You can take the exam either time. No need to tell me which one you will attend -- we will have plenty of space in both rooms.

Distance students will have a proctored exam sometime that they can arrange with their proctor, between Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, and Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. You will arrange this with your program administrator.

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