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Author Morland, D. Verne
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword System directories ♦ Interface evaluations ♦ Error prevention ♦ Error tolerance ♦ Online systems ♦ Interactive terminals ♦ Display terminals ♦ Data entry ♦ User friendliness
Abstract This paper provides a set of guidelines for the design of software interfaces for video terminals. It describes how to optimize screen layouts, interactive data entry, and error handling, as well as many practical techniques for improving man-machine interaction. Emphasis is placed on factors relating to perceptual and cognitive psychology rather than on gross physiological concerns. Ways in which interfaces can be evaluated to improve their user friendliness are also suggested. The author summarizes many ideas that can be found in other, more comprehensive texts on the subject. These guidelines will provide practicing software designers with useful insights into some of today's principal terminal interface design considerations.
Description Affiliation: NCR Corp. (Morland, D. Verne)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 7
Page Count 11
Starting Page 484
Ending Page 494


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Source: ACM Digital Library