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Computer Interface Design
This paper discusses the design of the computer interface, which is the gateway through which the user communicates with the computer.
# 104115 | 2,035 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper explains that the computer interface includes both the hardware and software that enables the user to ask for information, to input data, to give command, and to get the computer to perform processes as needed. The author points out that the design of the interface is achieved by considering the role of the hardware and software, the demands of the user, and the physical, cognitive, psychological and even emotional needs of the user. The paper emphasizes that the user wants the hardware and software to provide its service as easily and effectively as possible. The author underscores that the field of interface design has expanded along with the many computer systems people access, such as PDAs, cell phones, MP3 players, DVD recorders and cable boxes.

Table of Contents:
Development of the Interface
Changes in Interface Design

From the Paper:

"Of course, the cell phone has become more complex and often uses an interface with which the consumer is not familiar. This has become an issue as the telephone tries to offer more and more services and more and more processes that can be accomplished with the cell phone. A related issue is that the size of the cell phone has been much reduced, leaving many users with a keyboard they can barely access without making a mistake. The problem of small size also plagues PDAs and laptops and adds to the difficulty involved in interface design."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berson, A. (1992). Client/server architecture. New York: McGraw Hill Inc.
  • Bodker, S. (1991). Through the interface: A human activity approach to user interface design. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Bullinger, H.J. & Ziegler, J. (1999). Human-computer interaction: Communication, cooperation, and application design. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Crawford, C. (1990). Lessons from computer game design. In B. Laurel (ed.), The art of human-computer interface design (pp. 103-112). Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley.
  • Draper, S.W. & Norman, D.A. (1986). User centered system design: New perspectives on human-computer interaction. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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