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UX Trivia Quiz #20 by Tom Tullis: 1950's UX!

If you had been watching I Love Lucy in the 1950s you might have heard Lucy say that their phone number was "Murray Hill 5-9975". What digits would you have dialed to call her?
Robby the Robot is one of the most recognizable robots ever created. He even has his own IMDB page with 27 film or TV credits. What was the name of this 1956 film, his screen debut?
Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Invasion of the Saucer Men
Praised by Bill Gates as the "first interactive TV show", this TV series ran from 1953 to 1957. It featured a "magic drawing screen" that stuck to your television screen. You would then draw on it when prompted. What was the name of this series?
Winky Dink and You
Howdy Doody
Pinky Lee
Captain Kangaroo
Introduced by Zenith in 1955, this was the first wireless TV remote. It used a directional beam of light to control a TV with four photo cells in the corners of the screen. What was this device called?
The Zapper
Lazy Bones
Space Commander
This was the operator console for the first commercial computer made in the U.S. It famously predicted that Eisenhower would win the 1952 Presidential election based on a sample of only 1% of the voting population. What was its name?
IBM 604
Shown below are just some of the designs created by this architect and industrial designer whose work was primarily in the 1950s. This person was noted for using a neo-futuristic style. Who was this designer?
Eero Saarinen
Denise Scott Brown
Charles Eames
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
In 1954 this woman was hired by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly to head the "automatic programming" department of their new computer company.  She was a pioneer of computer programming and was also a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. Who was she?
Grace Hopper
Ada Lovelace
Evelyn Boyd Granville
Edith Clarke
This man published an article entitled "The Information Capacity of the Human Motor System in Controlling the Amplitude of Movement" in the Journal of Experimental Psychology in 1954. Little did he know that it would lead to a "Law" named for him. Who was he?
Paul M. Fitts
George E. Briggs
Alphonse Chapanis
Ernest J. McCormick
Kitchens were the focus of many new designs and technologies in the 1950s. A short 1956 film illustrated one company's vision for the kitchen of the future, including screens built into the cabinets and smart ovens. Who made this film? (Hint: It's probably not who you think it is!)
General Motors
General Electric
Amana Corporation
In 1952, a graduate student at Cambridge, A. S. Douglas, wrote what is probably the first computer game that used video output, on the EDSAC computer. What was the game?
Noughts and Crosses
Dungeons and Dragons
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