Accession Number : ADA136131

Title :   User Centered System Design: Papers for the CHI '1983 Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA INST FOR COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Bannon,L ; Conway,E ; Cypher,A ; Draper,S ; Graham,J

PDF Url : ADA136131

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report includes four papers by the UCSD Project on Human-Computer Interfaces presented at the 1983 Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (Boston, December 1983). The first paper, Evaluation and Analyses of User's Activity Organization (Bannon, Cypher, Greenspan, and Monty), analyzes the activities performed by users of computer systems. The second paper, A Proposal for User Censered System Documentation (O'Malley, Smolensky, Bannon, Conway, Graham, Sokolov, and Monty), outlines a set of proposals for the development of system documentation based on an analysis of user needs. The third paper, Questionnaires as a Software Evaluation Tool (Root and Draper), reports on a study investigating the strengths and weaknesses of questionnaires as software evaluation tools. The fourth paper, Design Principles for Human-Computer Interfaces (Norman), discusses some of the properties that useful principles should ahve and presents examples of a tradeoff analysis.

Descriptors :   *Man computer interface, *Human factors engineering, User needs, User manuals, Computer program documentation, Performance(Human), Man machine systems, Trade off analysis, Workload, Semantics, Cognition, Questionnaires, Feedback, Instructional materials, Symposia, Reports

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE