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Human Interface Design: The Chocolate Factory


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Human Interface Design: The Chocolate Factory

In this activity about human interface design issues, learners help the Oompa-Loompas of a great chocolate factory solve different problems. Through this exercise, learners will explore affordance, mapping, transfer effects, population stereotypes, and visible constraints. Variations, extensions, background information and further reading suggestions are included in the PDF.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Simulation

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computing
      • Computer Science
      • Information Systems
      • Information Technology
    • Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Technology
      • Information and Communication
      • Manufacturing
  • Mathematics
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Risks and Benefits
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Impacts of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Informal Categories


  • Computers

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Bell, Tim; Witten, Ian; Fellows, Mike

Rights:

Funding Sources:

  • Brian Mason Scientific and Technical Trust
  • Google Inc.

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