IEE Colloquium on Human-Computer Interface Design for Multimedia Electronic Books

22-22 Feb. 1995

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  • Text referencing within computer-based tutorials

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):1/1 - 1/3
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (190 KB)

    Describes a set of tutorials designed to prepare undergraduate students before they enter a laboratory and carry out an experiment. Without such tutorials, students rarely do such preparation and thus inefficiently use the laboratory and its support staff. The authors have taken a pragmatic approach to the design of these tutorials and based them on the needs of the student and have exploited thei... View full abstract»

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  • Using mixed metaphors to enhance the usability of an electronic multimedia document

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):2/1 - 2/7
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    The authors report on the design of their University's course guide-a hypermedia orientated electronic book in which they incorporated multimedia information in both the nodes and the links. Their work has been influenced by others who have used mixed media artistically to enhance navigation tools. For example they looked at the use of audio and video to reflect changes in hierarchical level. They... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia publishing tools for software engineering

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3/1 - 3/4
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    The authors describe their efforts in converting existing programming and software engineering textbooks into interactive multimedia products for distribution on CD-ROMs. While they are concentrating on titles for teaching computer science at an undergraduate level, the tools and techniques they use have wider application. The paper describes some of the techniques they have used to convey informa... View full abstract»

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  • "Talking books"-a universal aid for information transfer, teaching and entertainment

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4/1 - 4/3
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    The concept of a low-cost talking book is under development by the authors who are motivated by their concern for current reading and teaching methods both with and without the aid of the personal computer. While many children are electronic game and television literate, and interactive learning systems, particularly multimedia ones, can be very effective, there are still barriers to the general a... View full abstract»

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  • Information-seeking behaviour using paper and electronic versions of a textbook

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
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    Reports on the behavioural and cognitive activity of learners whilst searching for information using paper and electronic versions of a general medical textbook (The Oxford Textbook of Medicine). Controlled experiments were conducted in which the information seeking behaviour of medical students was observed using each version of the textbook. The experiments involved asking the students to retrie... View full abstract»

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  • The design and evaluation of electronic books: the hyper-book experience

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):6/1 - 6/2
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    The author describes her experiences of designing, creating and evaluating electronic books based upon a model known as the 'hyper-book'. Hyper-books incorporate hypertext features (such as history facilities and links), paper book features (for example, visual appearance and layout) and some computer properties (such as searching). The design principles underlying hyper-books have been partially ... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic book interfaces for blind and partially sighted people

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7/1 - 7/5
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (353 KB)

    The paper discusses the design of electronic book interfaces from the blind or partially sighted user's viewpoint and identifies examples of good and bad practice in currently available systems. The main objectives in reading a book are the same as for a sighted person except that the eyes can move around quickly identifying structure and scope, a task which takes longer to absorb through ears and... View full abstract»

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  • An electronic book for accessing and organising information distributed across Internet: Dynamic WAIS Book

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):8/1 - 812
    Cited by:  Patents (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1161 KB)

    The authors describe the work that they have been undertaking in their 'Virtual Electronic Library' project. Initially, two basic types of electronic book were studied: Hyper-book and Visual-book. A description of the main features of these books is included together with a particular type of Hyper-book-the 'Dynamic WAIS Book'. Such books follow the same basic design principles as Hyper-books and ... View full abstract»

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  • The electronic book-a user's wishlist

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):9/1 - 9/3
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (306 KB)

    The author takes a far-reaching look at the types of facility he believes should be accommodated by future electronic book delivery platforms and the publications that run on them. He suggests that the delivery platforms should be highly portable, light-weight, pocket-sized, self-powered and have a storage capacity of at least two gigabytes. They should be capable of using both ambient and self-il... View full abstract»

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