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Date 17 Dec 1991

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  • Formal methods without psychology

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):6/1 - 6/6
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    Formal methods applied to user interface design are important, but they may seem minor compared to the `real task' of designing a system that suggests and supports appropriate, task-relevant actions. This is a misconception: the real task of design includes more than just making a system suggest and support task-relevant actions (and so forth). It must do so reliably, completely, and consistently:... View full abstract»

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  • Formal descriptions of user interfaces

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):7/1 - 7/3
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    The purpose of HCI research should be to produce predictive theories of user and system behaviour which are culled from experience with existing interactive systems and can be applied to the design and evaluation of future ones. The author outlines a formal approach to interactive system design, motivated by a desire to show how theories from the user's perspective can be associated to theories of... View full abstract»

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  • Connecting psychological theory to HCl: science, craft or just plain craftiness?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):3/1 - 3/2
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    The early `vision' of a significant body of research on HCl was that cognitive theory could come to play a strong role in the design of new interfaces. However there have been many objections to this `vision'. The author argues that cognitive theory can, and should play a significant role in the processes of design and development. However, rather than sticking with a classic predictive or strictl... View full abstract»

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  • A conceptualisation of human-computer interaction

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):4/1 - 4/5
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    An extension is given of a conceptualisation of human-computer interaction presented by G. Storrs (1989). In developing this conceptualisation, the intention is to help move towards the creation of a theory of HCI. The author discusses the requirements for such a theory and describes the proposed conceptualisation. This conceptualisation involves expressing a view of what are the essential entitie... View full abstract»

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  • Theory of dialogues and dialogue design

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):1/1 - 1/3
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    Ever since computers were introduced people have wanted to make them easier to use, and to make them available to a wider range of people. A natural model of interaction, especially when the machine is intended for general use and has some pretensions towards intelligent behaviour, is a dialogue. This dialogue may be written form or in spoken form. In either case the form of the dialogue tends to ... View full abstract»

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  • Describing the interaction order: pre-theoretical practice for a science of human computer interaction

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
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    Any sequence of interaction between a person and a computer is structured and organised in ways which are not entirely predictable from a knowledge of human characteristics or system design features. The interaction is more than an `effect' of user or system variables, and more like an emerging product of interrelated user and system activity carried out over time. This leads to a kind of interact... View full abstract»

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  • Theory in human-computer interaction?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):2/1 - 2/6
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    There is no (formal) theory of HCl-there is rather only an HCl theory vacuum. However, the requirements for a sensible understanding of the question are becoming clearer. There is no sensible understanding of theory in HCl outside an understanding of: HCl as a design discipline, the ontology of HCl, as including humans and computers, tasks and effectiveness, the conception of HCl as an expression ... View full abstract»

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  • IEE colloquium on `Theory in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)' (Digest No.192)

    Publication Year: 1991
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    The following topics were dealt with: theory of user-computer dialogue and dialogue design; theory in human-computer interaction; psychological theory for HCI; conceptualisation of HCI; interaction order; and formal methods for user interface design View full abstract»

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