Written Exams

Written Exams

Theoretical concepts as presented in the lectures and reading materials are tested through 4 short written exams (subtests) that are given during the lecture series. Therefore, attending these lectures is obligatory.

Test Schedule
Use the lecture schedule to see what material needs to be studied for each lecture.

Test Number Date (2018) Material to be studied
1 Sept. 17 Lectures 1, 2 and 3 and reading assignments corresponding to these lectues.
2 Sept. 27 Lectures 4, 5 and 6 and reading assignments corresponding to these lectues
3 Oct. 8 Lectures 7, 8 and 9 and reading assignments corresponding to these lectues
4 Oct. 22 Lectures 10, 11, 12 and 13 and reading assignments corresponding to these lectues (and instructions given)

Grading
The final combined grade of these exams contributes 35% to the overall course grade.

The course grade is constructed as follows:
Course grade = (0.35 * ((gradeSubTest1 + gradeSubTest2 + gradeSubTest3 + gradeSubTest4)/4)) + (0.65 * gradeProject)

Rules for the written exam

  • Each subtest will be a written exam, containing a few multiple choice questions and most of the times one open question.
  • The test starts right at the beginning of the lecture, so be on time.
  • If you are late, you do not get extra time after the official test time (each test will take about 15 minutes).
  • To pass the written exam part of the course, your average grade for the 4 subtests should be at least 5.5.
  • If you miss one or more of the exams 1, 2 and 3, you can still do maximum 1 of these before subtest 4 on October 22.
  • Your subgrade for a missed exam (from subtest 1-3) will be 1, if you do not catch up on it.
  • If you would like to improve upon your grade for one of the subtests, you can retake the exam with the lowest result on October 22.
  • You can redo subtest 4 on November 23.
  • If you do not pass the overall written exam, i.e. !(grade >= 5.5), you get the chance to attend the retake early 2019. This retake will be one full written exam and does not consist of subtests.

Some example exams are provided below to develop an idea on the level of knowledge that is expected.

Trial Exams

Exam Description Link
Trial Exam 2011

A written exam from the 2011 HCI course

PDF icon ExamenHCI-23December2011.pdf
Trial Exam 2013

A wirtten exam from the 2012 HCI course (retake)

PDF icon ExamenHCI-March25th2013.pdf