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People and Computers XIV -- Usability or Else! : Proceedings of Hci 2000 - Sharon McDonald

People and Computers XIV -- Usability or Else!

Proceedings of Hci 2000

By: Sharon McDonald (Editor), Yvonne Waern (Editor), Gilbert Cockton (Editor)

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Published: 16th August 2000
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Currently we are at the beginnings of widespread wireless connectivity and ubiquitous computing. The Web is merging with a variety of technologies: cell phones, laptop computers, hand held organisers, information appliances, and GPS and other sensors. The capability for access anytime and anywhere is here. The increasing frequency of cell phone calls at inappropriate times testifies that people no longer can easily control access. Devices can determine where they are located and can make a range of information available to users as well as make users available to others or their devices. We have proposed a general technique that promises to assist in mediating access. It capitalises on advantages afforded by computation(Hollan & Stometta, 1992). We first described the negotiation technique in the context of problems involved in scheduling meetings and then showed that similar issues, which at first may seem unrelated but in fact have much in common, arise in other contexts. One such activity, gaining immediate access, is currently of growing importance because of expanding connectivity via wireless technology. Cell phones and related technologies make it possible to be constantly available for synchronous interaction. At times, this can be advantageous but the associated costs and benefits result in a complex tradeoff space for designers as well as users.

Preface: HCI 2000 - Usability or Else!
Usability and Profits in the Digital Economyp. 3
Asynchronous Negotiated Accessp. 17
Requirements are in the Eyes of the Beholdersp. 29
On Change and Tasksp. 45
How Effective Are User Studies?p. 61
Function Allocation for Computer Aided Learning in a Complex Organisationp. 73
Connections, Locations and Shared Workspaces: What Should the User Understand about Network Services for Online Collaboration?p. 93
Informing the Design of an Online Financial Advice Systemp. 103
Introducing Internet Terminals to the Home: Interaction Between Social, Physical, and Technological Spacesp. 119
User Involvement in the Design of Human-Computer Interactions: Some Similarities and Differences between Design Approachesp. 135
Concurrent Usability Engineeringp. 149
Usability Capability Models - Review and Analysisp. 163
Hardening Soft Systems Conceptual Modellingp. 183
A Model for Extensible Web-based Information Intensive Task Oriented Systemsp. 205
Analysis and Simulation of User Interfacesp. 221
Analysing Asynchronous Collaborationp. 239
Caring, Sharing Widgets: A Toolkit of Sensitive Widgetsp. 257
Extending Eye Tracking to Analyse Interactions with Multimedia Information Presentationsp. 271
QTVR Support for Teaching Operative Procedures in Dentistryp. 287
Solutions for Elderly Visually Impaired People Using the Internetp. 299
Using Incident Reporting to Combat Human Errorp. 311
Do Users Always Know What's Good For Them? Utilising Physiological Responses to Assess Media Qualityp. 327
Embodiment and Interface Metaphors: Comparing Computer Filing Systemsp. 341
A Comprehension-based Model of Web Navigation and Its Application to Web Usability Analysisp. 357
Multimedia and Learning: Patterns of Interactionp. 375
Low Cost Remote Evaluation for Interface Prototypingp. 389
Are Passfaces More Usable Than Passwords? A Field Trial Investigationp. 405
An Evaluation of Cone Treesp. 425
The Evaluation of Desperado - A Computerised Tool to Aid Design Reusep. 437
Author Indexp. 455
Keyword Indexp. 457
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ISBN: 9781852333188
ISBN-10: 1852333189
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 16th August 2000
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.36  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.71