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UX Trivia Quiz #9 by Tom Tullis

When push-button phones were introduced in 1963, the numeric keypad arrangement from calculators was already widely used. Why was a different arrangement adopted for the telephone keypad (essentially the reverse)?

Calculator Keypad vs Telephone Keypad

Because studies at Bell Labs had shown that the telephone keypad arrangement was more effective.
Because studies at Bell Labs had shown that the telephone keypad was slower and the switching systems engineers wanted that.
Because IBM had a patent on the numeric keypad layout.
Because someone thought the telephone keypad looked nicer.
In typography, what is the enclosed, or partially enclosed, area of white space within a letter called?
 
Counter
Aperture
Bowl
Hole
According to an analysis from September 2016, what is the most popular color used by the ten most-visited sites on the web (not counting black, white, and shades of gray)?
 
Blue
Green
Red
Yellow
This person co-authored one of the seminal books on usability testing (The Handbook of Usability Testing) and is co-director of the Center for Civic Design. She also worked for President Obama at the U.S. Digital Service (2014–16).  Who is she?
 
Dana Chisnell
Donna Spencer
Jane Pyle
Kim Goodwin
What famous American industrial designer designed all of these? This person was perhaps best known as the designer of the Futurama exhibit for General Motors at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
 
Norman Bel Geddes
Henry Dreyfuss
Eva Zeisel
Helen Hughes Dulany
You've conducted a usability study of two different designs for a specific task in which you measured the task completion time. You've now done a t-test comparing the two sets of times using Excel. It gives you a value of 3.91259E-11. How do you interpret that?
The means of the two sets of times are significantly different from each other.
The means of the two sets of times are NOT significantly different from each other.
There was an error in the calculation
We can’t determine if there is a significant difference between the means.
Which of the following is NOT one of the guidelines of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0?
Use Flash for any animations.
Provide text alternatives for non-text content.
Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
Give users enough time to read and use content.
Which of these would be the correct HTML element for the largest heading on a web page?
<h1>
<head>
<h6>
<heading>
What does this famous chart by Charles Minard represent?
 
Napoleon's disastrous losses suffered during the Russian campaign of 1812-1813.
A timeline of key events in the French Revolution.
The key battles of World War I and the losses associated with each.
Key statistics about French wine for the period of 1812-1813.
In recognition of World Usability Day (Nov. 9, 2017), in what year was the first World Usability Day held?
2005
2006
2007
2008
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