MDA 5302  HUMAN PERCEPTION  INFORMATION VISUALIZATION KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF SCIENCE
IN DATA ANALYTICS
MDA 5302 HUMAN PERCEPTION & INFORMATION
VISUALIZATION
ORDINARY EXAMINATIONS
DATE: AUGUST, 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE (20 MARKS)
a) Explain the role(s) of human perception and cognition in the discipline of information
Visualization.
(7 Marks)
b) Is there any difference between the disciplines of Information Visualization and
Visual Analytics? Explain.
(6 Marks)
c) Review and classify recent development in visual analytics into a set of application
categories.
(7 Marks)
QUESTION TWO (15 MARKS)
Intelligence analysts must explore and evaluate volumes of data, from narrative
recordings of field agents to open source news articles. Insights from visual analytics
projects and a hypothetical scenario show the potential of visual analytics to aid these
investigations.
Discuss how this is possible.
(15 Marks)
QUESTION THREE (15 MARKS)
a) Highlight major design consideration in information visualization
(10 Marks)
b) Describe the major considerations in evaluating information visualization
applications?
(5 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR (15 MARKS)
Discuss how the Technology Acceptance Model and the Diffusion of Innovations theory
can be deployed to develop a framework for evaluating information visualization
adoption.
(15 Marks)

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