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Investigation and evaluation into the usability of human-computer interfaces using a typical CAD system

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Abstract

This research program covers three topics relating to the human-computer interface namely, voice recognition, tools and techniques for evaluation, and user and interface modeling. An investigation into the implementation of voice-recognition technologies examines how voice recognizers may be evaluated in commercial software. A prototype system was developed with the collaboration of FEMVIEW Ltd. (marketing a CAD package). A theoretical approach to evaluation leads to the hypothesis that human-computer interaction is affected by personality, influencing types of dialogue, preferred methods for providing helps, etc. A user model based on personality traits, or habitual-behavior patterns (HBP) is presented. Finally, a practical framework is provided for the evaluation of human-computer interfaces. It suggests that evaluation is an integral part of design and that the iterative use of evaluation techniques throughout the conceptualization, design, implementation and post-implementation stages will ensure systems that satisfy the needs of the users and fulfill the goal of usability.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1987
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Reference Number:
EDB-89-060360
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis (Ph. D.). BRD-80,087
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; EVALUATION; BEHAVIOR; COMMERCIALIZATION; ITERATIVE METHODS; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers
OSTI ID:
6178484
Research Organizations:
Council for National Academic Awards, London (UK)
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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UMI, Dissertation Information Service, 300 North Zebe Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
Submitting Site:
JMT
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Pages: 298
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Rickett, J D. Investigation and evaluation into the usability of human-computer interfaces using a typical CAD system. United Kingdom: N. p., 1987. Web.
Rickett, J D. Investigation and evaluation into the usability of human-computer interfaces using a typical CAD system. United Kingdom.
Rickett, J D. 1987. "Investigation and evaluation into the usability of human-computer interfaces using a typical CAD system." United Kingdom.
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title = {Investigation and evaluation into the usability of human-computer interfaces using a typical CAD system}
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abstractNote = {This research program covers three topics relating to the human-computer interface namely, voice recognition, tools and techniques for evaluation, and user and interface modeling. An investigation into the implementation of voice-recognition technologies examines how voice recognizers may be evaluated in commercial software. A prototype system was developed with the collaboration of FEMVIEW Ltd. (marketing a CAD package). A theoretical approach to evaluation leads to the hypothesis that human-computer interaction is affected by personality, influencing types of dialogue, preferred methods for providing helps, etc. A user model based on personality traits, or habitual-behavior patterns (HBP) is presented. Finally, a practical framework is provided for the evaluation of human-computer interfaces. It suggests that evaluation is an integral part of design and that the iterative use of evaluation techniques throughout the conceptualization, design, implementation and post-implementation stages will ensure systems that satisfy the needs of the users and fulfill the goal of usability.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1987}
month = {Jan}
}