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Author Dwyer, Barry
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Shaping behavior ♦ Data validation ♦ Operant conditioning ♦ Diagnostics ♦ Interactive systems ♦ Behavior modification ♦ Learning theory ♦ Man-machine dialogue ♦ Data entry
Abstract The interface between a person and a computer can be looked at from either side. Programmers tend to view it from the inside; they consider it their job to defend the machine against errors made by its users. From the outside, the user sees his/her problems as paramount. He/she is often at odds with this complex, inflexible, albeit powerful tool. The needs of both people and machines can be reconciled; users will respond more efficiently and intelligently if they receive meaningful feedback. A “user-friendly” algorithm that covers a wide range of interactive environments and is typical of most operating systems and many application programs is presented.
Description Affiliation: South Australian Institute of Technology, Ingle Farm, South Australia (Dwyer, Barry)
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 24
Issue Number 9
Page Count 6
Starting Page 556
Ending Page 561


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Source: ACM Digital Library