Interface Design: An Embedded Process for Human Computer Interactivity

Interface Design: An Embedded Process for Human Computer Interactivity

Antonio Drommi (University of Detroit Mercy, USA)
Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-91-9.ch001
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This chapter will address the issues of interface design and incorporation of human behavior factors into the design process. The traditional process engineering approach to software development embeds interface design as a task component. However, the interface design process has grown as a discipline and is beyond the single process within a larger scheme that may be lost on the priority list. The functionality and specifications for software developers tend to focus on the project and less on the product. In addition, bridging the gap of the design process to include global elements of the software is an issue for products that are internationally distributed. It is something that the computer industry must address and has been historically unsuccessful at doing. Incorporating human interactivity and screen design requires an understanding of the user and their behavior that is not part of the traditional tasks of most designers and programmers. This chapter presents the importance of human interactivity and interface design as an embedded process.

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Qiyang Chen
Chapter 1
Antonio Drommi
This chapter will address the issues of interface design and incorporation of human behavior factors into the design process. The traditional... Sample PDF
Interface Design: An Embedded Process for Human Computer Interactivity
Chapter 3
Jonas Lowgren
The importance of the field we know as human-computer interaction grows as information technology increasingly becomes a pervasive part of everyday... Sample PDF
From HCI to Interaction Design
Chapter 4
Gerardo Ayala
The chapter focuses on the modeling of software agents that present the performance and functionality needed for supporting collaborative learning... Sample PDF
Intelligent Agents Supporting the Social Construction of Knowledge in a Learning Environment
Chapter 5
Sooyang Park, Vijayan Sugumaran
The unprecedented growth of the internet and web-based applications has necessitated the deployment of intelligent agents to facilitate some of the... Sample PDF
A Modeling Methodology for Intelligent Agents: An Electronic Commerce Application
Chapter 6
Paul Darbyshire, Glenn Lowry
This chapter explores the potential for the application of agent technology to evolve an information system. In particular, the use of agents to... Sample PDF
Courseware and its Possible Evolution through the Use of Agent Technology
Chapter 7
Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Christopher Klassen, Lawrence L. Schkade
Although there is no firm consensus on what constitutes an intelligent agent (or software agent), an intelligent agent, when a new task is delegated... Sample PDF
Intelligent Software Agents in Electronic Commerce: A Socio-Technical Perspective
Chapter 8
Qiyang Chen, A. F. Norcio
This chapter presents the issues of user modeling and its role in adaptive human-computer interface (HCI). Particularly, it focuses on knowledge... Sample PDF
Knowledge Engineering in Adaptive Interface and User Modeling
Chapter 9
John Sillince, Duska Rosenberg
The problem considered in this chapter is how does an individual keep in touch with what everybody else is doing, in order to proactively... Sample PDF
Application of a Cognitive Model of Collaboration to a User Interface
Chapter 10
Jae Woo Chang, Du-Seok Jin
As the number of XML documents is dramatically increasing, it is necessary to develop an XML document retrieval system that can support both... Sample PDF
Structure- and Content-Based Retrieval for XML Documents
Chapter 11
Wilfried Lemahieu
The term hypermedia denotes an approach to computer data organization in a manner similar to the functioning of the human brain. In essence, human... Sample PDF
MESH: A Model-Based Approach to Hypermedia Design
Chapter 12
Jonathan Lazar, A. F. Norcio
This chapter will provide a discussion of user considerations in electronic commerce transactions. A consumer in an electronic commerce transaction... Sample PDF
User Considerations in Electronic Commerce Transactions
Chapter 13
H. Ogata, Y. Yano, N. Furugori
The exploration of social networks is essential to find capable cooperators who can help problem-solving and to augment cooperation between workers... Sample PDF
Computer Supported Social Networking Based on Email Exchange
Chapter 14
Ron Purser
The cultural significance of Virtual Reality (VR) extends far beyond the fact that it is an innovative technological device. Indeed, VR technology... Sample PDF
The Cultural Aesthetic of Virtual Reality: Simulation or Transparency
Chapter 15
Rudy J. Lapeer, Polydoros Chios, Alf D. Linney
The introduction of computerized systems in medicine started more than a decade ago. The first applications were mainly focused on archiving and the... Sample PDF
HCI: The Next Step Towards Organization of Computer Assisted Surgical Planning, Intervention and Training (CASPIT)
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