Please note PRISM will be upgraded March 27-28 to make the submission process better for you! No new content can be added during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWitten, Ian H.eng
dc.contributor.authorGreenberg, Sauleng
dc.description.abstractThis paper surveys recent developments in the "top-level" interface for interacting with office information systems. This is the level at which users initially make contact with the system, and from which they invoke subsystems for specific tasks such as text manipulation, mail, database access, and so on. Although the style of the top-level interface need not necessarily dictate that of the subsystems, it is generally agreed that they should share a similar nature in order to achieve the effect of an "integrated" system. Hence the top-level interface design has considerable influence in determining the character of subsystems. A number of top-level interfaces are described, providing a survey of different interaction styles. Numerous references are made to published accounts of commercial and research systems, with capsule descriptions of typical examples. Illustrations of their use are included. As these man/machine systems must match good design and user compatibility, an introduction of interface design principles is included, although no attempt is made to survey completely the myriad of published guidelines and related human factors research.eng
dc.subjectComputer Scienceeng
dc.publisher.corporateUniversity of Calgaryeng
dc.description.notesWe are currently acquiring citations for the work deposited into this collection. We recognize the distribution rights of this item may have been assigned to another entity, other than the author(s) of the work.If you can provide the citation for this work or you think you own the distribution rights to this work please contact the Institutional Repository Administrator at digitize@ucalgary.caeng
dc.identifier.doi Scienceeng

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record