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People and Computers XIII : BCS Conference Series - Hilary Johnson

People and Computers XIII

BCS Conference Series

By: Hilary Johnson (Editor), Laurence Nigay (Editor), Christopher Roast (Editor)

Paperback ISBN: 9783540762614
Number Of Pages: 342

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This proceeding contains a selection of state of the art refereed papers on current Human-Computer Interaction topics presented at the HCI98 conference. This conference is the annual conference of the British HCI Group, which was held at Sheffield Hallam University in September 1998. HCI98 is the premier European Human-Computer Interaction forum. HCI is concerned with the effective utilisation of computing & communication technology by humans, organisations & society. In this proceedings, a range of HCI related topics are covered, from the human & social sciences, computer science, technology, education & design. In addition, innovative ways of using computer systems that exploit the emerging new technologies are presented, including multimedia & multimodal systems, wearable computers & virtual reality. People & Computers XIII represents a comprehensive guide to current research in HCI which will be essential reading for all researchers, designers & manufacturers who need to keep abreast of developments in HCI.

Preface: Diversity of Avenues
Usable Software and Its Attributes: A Synthesis of Software Quality, European Community Law and Human-Computer Interactionp. 3
Analysis of Problems Found in User Testing Using an Approximate Model of User Actionp. 23
Software Support for Usability Measurement: An Application to Systems Engineering Data Exchange Developmentp. 37
The Persona Effect: How Substantial Is It?p. 53
The Influence of Target Size, Distance and Direction on the Design of Selection Strategiesp. 67
A Study of Two Keyboard Aids to Accessibilityp. 83
Combining Goals and Functional Requirements in a Scenario-based Design Processp. 101
Understanding a Task Model: An Experimentp. 123
Analysing Requirements to Inform Designp. 139
Generalizing Claims and Reuse of HCI Knowledgep. 159
Detecting and Resolving Temporal Ambiguities in User Interface Specificationsp. 177
The Design of New Technology for Writing On-line Helpp. 189
Representation Matters: The Effect of 3D Objects and a Spatial Metaphor in a Graphical User Interfacep. 209
The Effect of Layout on Dispatch Planning and Decision Makingp. 221
Distortion-oriented Workspace Awareness in DOMEp. 239
Towards Principles for the Design and Evaluation of Multimedia Systemsp. 255
How Can Multimedia Designers Utilize Timbre?p. 273
Using Earcons to Improve the Usability of a Graphics Packagep. 287
A New Concept Touch-Sensitive Display Enabling Vibro-Tactile Feedbackp. 303
Preliminary Investigations into the Use of Wearable Computersp. 313
On the Problems of Validating DesktopVRp. 327
Author Indexp. 339
Keyword Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9783540762614
ISBN-10: 3540762612
Series: BCS Conference Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5