ASSESSING THE USABILITY OF HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACES.

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We examine the dialogue structure underneath the syntax whose logic must be traversed each time human-computer interaction takes place. The syntax includes the command entry format, for example, menu, parametric, or fill-in-the-blanks; the device, such as keyboard, mouse, and voice; and the responsiveness of the system, for example, immediate command completion. Using a procedural language, we encode the semantics and protocols. Included in the representation is the sequence in which the user performs actions, along with the decisions determining the sequence. Called a dialogue structure, the representation operationally conveys interface semantics and protocols without addressing syntax. We also present, with examples, the criteria that could be used to evaluate the dialogue structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-82
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Software
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

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ASSESSING THE USABILITY OF HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACES. / Lindquist, Timothy.

In: IEEE Software, Vol. 2, No. 1, 01.1985, p. 74-82.

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