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Nov. 30 1998-Dec. 4 1998

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  • Proceedings 1998 Australasian Computer Human Interaction Conference. OzCHI'98 (Cat. No.98EX234)

    Publication Year: 1998
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  • Validating a 3D layout for memorable graphs

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Summary form only given. Describes a layout technique for relational graphs which is suited to large graphs, i.e. those with many nodes and edges. Unlike many existing layout techniques, the assumptions behind the aesthetic criteria chosen for the graph have been experimentally verified. This paper describes a series of experiments which attempts to determine the internal layout shape that is most... View full abstract»

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  • Towards intelligent search interfaces: visualising query results by relating meta-data to user-relevance

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Summary form only given. Our concern is to exploit user behaviour in the interaction between humans and computers. By doing this we expect to move towards adaptive human-computer interaction. The work reported addresses the coordinated use of user behaviours and meta-data generated during interactive computer-mediated information searches. The context used to develop this idea is that of searching... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):349 - 350
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  • Computer screen cursor trajectories as controlled by an Accupoint: a kinematic analysis

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):314 - 319
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    The kinematic efficiency of the Accupoint isometric joystick is addressed. 12 participants used an Accupoint to position a cursor 10 times for each of 12 possible targets situated in various directions (leftwards, above, rightwards), and requiring different levels of movement precision (large, small targets), over different movement amplitudes (near, far). Changes in cursor coordinates were sample... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive work analysis and the analysis, design, and evaluation of human-computer interactive systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):220 - 227
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    This paper provides a short conceptual and visual introduction to some of the basic principles of cognitive work analysis (CWA). CWA is an approach to the analysis, design, and evaluation of human-computer interactive systems-particularly of complex, high-technology sociotechnical systems. The paper also introduces the following five symposium papers, which provide detailed examples of CWA being u... View full abstract»

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  • Designing the client user interface for a methodology independent OO CASE tool

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):106 - 113
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    MOOT (Meta Object Oriented Tool) is an intelligent methodology independent customisable OO CASE tool. One of the major goals of MOOT is to provide flexible support for the description of the semantics and notations of arbitrary methodologies. This is provided through the employment of two distinct specification languages. The paper describes the design of the client user interface for MOOT. Both f... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a dynamic model of adaptation to technological change

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):244 - 251
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    The authors examine an approach to predictively modelling the impact of technological change on work practice. Taking a cognitive engineering perspective, an approach is discussed within which one can analyse a work domain and various stakeholder perspectives and then use this as a `field' upon which to trace the impact of design changes. While building upon cognitive work analysis, the authors al... View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting the statechart in interactive learning systems authoring

    Publication Year: 1998
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    A visual formalism, namely the statechart (Harel, 1987) is proposed as a specification tool, and for the interface of a generic authoring system for learning to use interactive devices. The statechart is employed as a unified abstraction of both the device model and the tutor-student dialogue model to improve the authoring process View full abstract»

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  • Psychophysical aging and human computer interface design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):281 - 291
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    This paper aims to provide an introduction for HCI researchers to findings on physical aging relevant to interface design. The paper begins with a brief examination of the relevance of studying physical aging in relation to design issues. The paper then examines some of the caveats which need to be considered in examining the evidence on aging. It reviews evidence, mainly from the psychological li... View full abstract»

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  • KIISS: a system for visual specification of model-based user interfaces

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):306 - 313
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    The appearance of model-based techniques for interface development has simplified the design of complex interactive applications, but this approach still requires from the designer a high knowledge level about the textual specification required. This paper presents a system, called KIISS (Knowledge-based Interactive Interface Surgery System), which allows the designer of an application to interact... View full abstract»

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  • Teamwork constructs in architectural design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):45 - 52
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    Architectural design is fundamentally collaborative in nature due to the large number and diversity of participants that are involved in most design projects. Using architectural design as the domain of interest, the paper motivates the need for articulating concepts at an appropriate degree of detail for developing future CSCW systems. The paper draws upon the studies of the architectural practic... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to symposium on cognitive work analysis

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):218 - 219
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    These comments provide an introduction and overview to the symposium on cognitive work analysis. The papers to be presented are summarised and their relation to the general theme is emphasised View full abstract»

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  • How useful is on-line help?: An observational study

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):94 - 101
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    The paper reports results from an empirical study on online help usage conducted with a group of computer users who are professionals in their own areas, with variable experience in the applications examined. The study reveals that even experienced users find some aspects of existing online help systems difficult to use, and current versions are not well received. We identify three problems with o... View full abstract»

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  • HCI performance evaluation of horizontal and vertical list controls

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):328 - 329
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    Microsoft Windows 95 uses both vertical arrangements of items in lists and horizontal groupings of smaller vertical lists. This paper reports the results of an experiment to evaluate selection times using horizontal and vertical lists. Two GOMS (Goals, Operators, Methods, Selection rules) models were developed to predict differences. There was no significant difference in selection times, but the ... View full abstract»

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  • Extending cognitive work analysis to manufacturing scheduling

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):236 - 243
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    This paper discusses the challenges of applying tools associated with cognitive work analysis to a domain that is quite different from the process control domain in which cognitive work analysis was developed. The context of the paper is the design of a decision support system to aid scheduling of tasks within a manufacturing domain typical of job shops. The constraints in the supervisory control ... View full abstract»

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  • Applying the Locales Framework to understanding and designing

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):122 - 129
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    The paper presents another iteration in the ongoing CSCW dialogue between the understanding of work and the design of systems to support work. We overview the Locales Framework (and its five aspects of locale foundations, individual views, civic structures, interaction trajectory, and mutuality) as a shared abstraction for both understanding and designing. We describe the use of the framework in a... View full abstract»

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  • Principles for a usability-oriented pattern language

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):132 - 139
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    High level usability principles (e.g. “familiarity”) are difficult to apply to specific projects, and style guides providing more detailed instructions are often misinterpreted and inaccessible. An approach to usability based on design patterns enables designers to learn how certain recurring problems can be solved according to high level principles. The paper summarises a review of th... View full abstract»

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  • The ecological approach to interface design: applying the abstraction hierarchy to intentional domains

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):144 - 151
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    The ecological approach has traditionally been used for analysing process control type, physically coupled causal system domains to identify structural associations between the physical components of a system and the abstract functions of the system. Systems are then designed to represent the system's structural links as optical invariants in configural displays (J. Rasmussen, 1986; K.J. Vicente a... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of cultural diversity on digital publishing

    Publication Year: 1998
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    The process of digital publishing tends to emulate traditional publishing methods which are often a reflection of the primarily European culture within which they have developed. By conducting a comparative analysis of academic publishing in countries with contrasting cultural backgrounds, it is possible to obtain a clearer view of the assumptions built into the current system. This paper introduc... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive aging and human computer interface design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):270 - 280
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    This paper aims to provide an introduction for HCI researchers to findings on cognitive aging relevant to interface design. The paper begins with a brief examination of the relevance of studying cognitive aging in relation to design issues. The paper next reviews evidence, mainly from the psychological literature on aging, on age-related changes to memory, learning, attention and intelligence. The... View full abstract»

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  • Primitive interface structures in browsing the Web

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):304 - 305
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    Browsing WWW documents is interactive. Not only their layout but also their interaction structures should be organised well in order to be effective to the reader and to get engineering benefits by composition. We define four primitive logical browsing structures. These are the sequential, go-to, nested and iterative structures. To support these primitive browsing structures, five groups of interf... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia evaluation: lessons from learners

    Publication Year: 1998
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    In order to make progress towards developing a taxonomy for the evaluation of interactive multimedia systems, it was decided to investigate what could be learned from the experiences of postgraduate students who were studying a paper on HCI. They were required to build educational multimedia systems and then to evaluate those produced by their colleagues. This experience, together with lectures an... View full abstract»

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  • Will World Wide Web user interfaces be usable?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):39 - 44
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    A usability study was carried out to verify that a moderately complex interaction task could be supported adequately by a straightforward Web interface. The application chosen for study was NEST an examination authoring tool mounted on the Web. The interface for NEST is of non-trivial complexity and provides a relevant case study. We report on heuristic evaluations of the system, which validated m... View full abstract»

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  • Improvements to a pen-based musical input system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):178 - 185
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    The paper describes an improved design for pen input of music into a computer system. A usability analysis of an existing system is performed, and improvements based on the analysis are implemented and tested. New capabilities are also added. The resulting system is tested for both usability and speed of input, with good results in both areas View full abstract»

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