Psychologist, Carl Jung studied human behavior deeply and passionately. He studied the behavior and knowledge of the human mind and developed theories of how the dynamic brain functions. This article is essentially concerned with Jung’s understanding of personality types. I would encourage you to sieve out knowledge from this section and weave it into your daily work of usability studies. There is an enormous need to understand and interpret the behavior of our users in the models that we design. And Jung’s ideas will help us achieve this. Read more…
Let us first understand what a mental model is. It is an explanation of a person’s thought process of how something works in the real world. In other words, it represents human emotions, feelings, perceptions and other psychological processes that surface externally. Let us explain this with the help of an example. We know exactly how a telephone looks and functions. It would typically have buttons to punch in a phone number and a receiver to communicate. Have a look at the figure below. We know how exactly this telephone would function. Right? You pick up the receiver, wait for a dial tone, punch in the number, wait for a ring tone, and you’re connected.
Ever wondered what role the interface of an eLearning application plays in the learning process? Have you ever come across an interface that takes a lifetime to understand how to navigate through the course? Can a poorly designed learner interface hinder learning? The answer is yes! Let’s find out how. Read more…
This innovative demo has been designed to make the learner familiar with the places in New York.
While viewing the demo, make your own notes about the following features:
- Instructional strategy
- Color scheme
- Content organization on the screen
- Instructions for learners
- Hints and guidance
- Use of photos versus illustrations
- Instructional interactivity and motivation
- Context and theme