Conceptualizing GUIs—A Case Study of an Online Aptitude Testing System

Year: 2011
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Yammiyavar,Pradeep; Dhar,Debayan
Section: Human Factors In Design
Page(s): 115-124


This paper reports a study involving students’ responses to existing online aptitude tests, their influences on the cognitive workload of students while taking the exams and based on proposes an online aptitude testing system for admitting students into design programs. Using a subject base of 33 students and 3 online tests,a study based on questionnaires and interviews was done to understand factors influencing the efficiency of students undergoing such tests. Based on this a few questions intended to test design aptitude were formulated and are depicted through conceptualized GUIs and are presented as a case study.

Keywords: Aptitude, tests, design, Cognitive workload, efficiency.


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