Exercise 2 - Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion 1 (MMI 1)
Wintersemester 2008/09

Exercise 2 - MMI 1

Topic: Law of Steering

3. Lecture

a) Summary

Write a short summary of the lectures on Basic HCI principles (I and II) as held by Prof. Hu▀mann in the winter term 2006/07. (Video) The summary should be between 200 and 300 words. Focus on the core topics. Put the name(s) of the summary's author(s) beneath it.

b) Further question (~100 words)

What does "Bank managers don’t type…" mean? How would you change the procedure to ensure security?

4. Law of Steering (1/2)

The Law of Steering (Accot and Zhai, 1997) predicts how long it takes a user to navigate a pointer through a tunnel.
Verify the validity of the Steering Law with a small study. The first task is to write a simple application that will be used to conduct the study.
You can include additional features like customizable colors, nice UI, etc.
Submit the application (as a Jar file including source code) and a short readme.txt that explains how to use the application.

Submission

Submit your solution via UniWorx.
Unless otherwise specified, all files have to be either Adobe PDF or UTF-8 plain text. All other files will be automatically deleted.
Please put all files concerning one task into a sub-folder inside the ZIP file.

Schema/Example:
./
3/
a/
summary.txt
b/
further_questions.txt
4/
steering_app.jar
readme.txt
Do not use any other directory layout.

Deadline: Monday, 27.10.2008, 09:00 (UTC+2)