Accession Number : ADA328582

Title :   Mapping the Method Muddle: Guidance in Using Methods for User Interface Design.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DIV OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Olson, Judith S. ; Moran, Thomas P.

PDF Url : ADA328582

Report Date : 19 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This overview shows that there is considerable progress in providing ways to design useful, usable, and learnable user interfaces. Many new methods have been developed since the 1983 NRC report, and recent studies have compared the cost/benefit of various methods. We have provided a framework for seeing the roles of different methods, but more work is needed on a detailed cost/benefit of the methods. Not only do the methods need to be assessed for their usefulness, but new methods need to be developed that are more complete and usable.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SEMANTICS, PROTOTYPES, DESIGN CRITERIA, OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE