Session 11 - Short Answer Examination

Instructions:

This is an open book examination. It counts for 20% of your final result for the course.

The examination can be completed at any time after 12pm but before 1.15pm on 12th February 2019.

An examination submitted AFTER 1.15pm will be rendered late.

Please back up all your answers before you hit the submit button in case there is a network interruption.

The examination should be completed on ASU campus.

The examination will be unsupervised. Exam conditions remain. There shall be no talking during the examination.

Best of luck.


FIS 111: Assessment 1 Examination

(20% of total course assessment, exam marked out of 40)

PART A (Total Marks: 10):

10 x 1 mark True or False Questions

PART B (Total Marks: 10):

5 x 2 mark Multiple Choice Questions

PART C (Total Marks: 20):

5 x 4 mark Short Answer Questions


PART A - TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS (1 mark each)

Question 1 *
We live in a turbulent environment.
Question 2 *
It is pointless for an organisation to consider itself in five year increments.
Question 3 *
Scriptural prophecy is one method some people use to glean the future.
Question 4 *
The majority of electronic gadgetry in existence today (e.g. Fitbits and Apple watches) are "technology push" and not "market pull".
Question 5 *
Simulation is not a technique relevant to "futures studies".
Question 6 *
The user should never be the primary focus of a technological development process.
Question 7 *
Futurecasting, nowcasting and backcasting are all casting techniques for innovators that can be used in industry.
Question 8 *
Participatory design and codesign are considered interchangeable terms in the literature today.
Question 9 *
I need to challenge my own beliefs by listening to other perspectives.
Question 10 *
The sun is finite.

PART B - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (2 marks each)

Question 11 *
Which of the following is NOT required for a valid scenario.
Question 12 *
The EXPLORING phase in scenario planning DOES NOT include:
Question 13 *
Roadmaps include the following dimensions of knowledge:
Question 14 *
The following is NOT a participatory design technique:
Question 15 *
Participatory design tools include:

PART C- SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (4 marks each)

Describe participatory design. Why is it important?
What is the point of technology roadmapping? Whose job is it to roadmap in an organisation?
Create a scenario for a new product innovation.
"People's beliefs influence what they buy". Do you agree or disagree? Give an example.
Compose a very simple thought experiment. Provide two possible answers.

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