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HCIL-88-06

Shneiderman, B. (1988)
We can design better user interfaces: a review of human-computer interaction styles
Proc. International Ergonomics Association 10th Congress 31, vol. 5 (Sydney, Australia, Aug. 1-5, 1988) 699-710.
HCIL-88-06

The widespread use of computers has opened a new dimension of application for the ergonomic sciences. This review recommends three pillars to support the user interface design process: guidelines documents, User Interface Management Systems, and usability labs for iterative testing. Then it presents five primary interaction styles: menu selection, form fill-in, command language, natural language and direct manipulation. The author encourages greater attention to direct manipulation in which the objects and actions are visible, the actions are invoked by selection or pointing, and the impact is immediately visible and reversible.


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