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Issue 4 • Date 1982

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 382 - 383
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    As computer systems have mobed into user environments, the need to design systems that are easy to learn and easy to use has become clearly evident. One of IBM's most successful systems from a usability standpoint is the System/38. In our first paper, Botterill presents the design approaches that were used to develop the System/38 interface, which is effectively used by operations, systems, and us... View full abstract»

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  • The design rationale of the System/38 user interface

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 384 - 423
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The System/38 user interface was explicitly designed from the outside in to meet the defined usability requirements for the system. System-wide design approaches were adopted and used in the interface design. A strong attempt was made to give it a coherency and consistency that would improve learnability. The coherent design chosen sought to capitalize on both new and proven user interface design ... View full abstract»

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  • How a computer should talk to people

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 424 - 453
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    I would now like to summarize briefly what has been discussed. I begand by stating that one cannot produce good messages by just letting them grow like weeds during program development, then rewording them after the fact to make them read well. My experience and reflection have convinced me that, to create messages that work for their intended readers, we must do a number of things: Set human goal... View full abstract»

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  • Analytic queuing model for CICS capacity planning

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 454 - 470
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    The following are the key points of the methodology discussed in this paper: • Install tools such as PA-I1 or CICSPARS and VSE/PT, or RMF to collect performance and utilization data. • Begin to track the key utilization and performance data, based on model parameters. • Establish criteria for acceptable performance, in terms of peak-hour average response time. • Project... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling distributed processing across multiple CICS/VS sites

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 471 - 489
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    The systems planner can now represent a total CICS solution, incorporating multiple sites, using the new features of ANCICSVS that were described. With the ease of changing resource allocations and the rapid execution of the model, many variations can be studied in a short time. The results of these runs can then be weighed with other business considerations to provide the basis for informed execu... View full abstract»

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  • IMS/VS: An evolving system

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 490 - 510
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (5)
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    The evolution of IMS/VS described in this paper has been achieved while preserving the application program interface for both data base and terminal I/O requests. An application program written in the late 1960s for the then IMS/360 continues to run on the most recent IMS/VS release. This continuity has been the overriding objective throughout this evolution. The new facilities of IMS/VS are mainl... View full abstract»

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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 511 - 513
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  • Suggested reading

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 514 - 515
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  • Personal Computing: Philosophy and Practice [Books]

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 516 - 520
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  • Contents of Volume 21, 1982

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 521
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  • Reprints

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 522 - 528
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