Accession Number : ADA194393

Title :   What's on the Menu? Friendlier Computers.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Basili, Carl A

PDF Url : ADA194393

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The paper focuses on how to tap the true power, flexibility, and potential of personal computers by making these easier to use. It is a starting point from which computer users can begin to make computers do what they want, when they want, and in a manner they choose. The study includes an evaluation of computer-user interface programs as an alternative solution to learning computer languages and other technical features not directly associated with using computers to accomplish specific tasks. The study concludes that menuing programs are the most powerful interfaces available and offer users ease-of-use and greater productivity. Keywords: Disk operating system; Automenu computer program.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, COMPUTER OPERATORS, COMPUTERS, LEARNING, MICROCOMPUTERS, POWER, PRODUCTIVITY, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, USER NEEDS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE