An interface design tool based on explicit task models

Thomas R Hinrichs*, Ray Bareiss, Lawrence A Birnbaum, Gregg Collins

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Producing high-quality, comprehensible human interfaces is a difficult, labor-intensive process that requires experience and judgment. In this paper, we describe an approach to assisting this process by using explicit models of the user's task to drive the interface design and to serve as a functional component of the interface itself. The task model helps to ensure that the resulting interface directly and transparently supports the user in performing his task, and serves as a scaffolding for providing in-context help and advice. By crafting a library of standardized, reusable tasks and interface constructs, we believe it is possible to capture some of the design expertise and to amortize much of the labor required for building effective user interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 1996 - Conference Companion on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsMichael J. Tauber
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages269-270
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780897918329
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 1996
Event1996 Conference Companion on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1996 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Apr 13 1996Apr 18 1996

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference1996 Conference Companion on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1996
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period4/13/964/18/96

Keywords

  • Model-based Interface Design Tools
  • Task Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • General Social Sciences
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • General Computer Science
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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