Accession Number : ADA043033
Title : Behavioral Issues in the Use of Interactive Systems
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS NY
Personal Author(s) : Miller, Lance A ; Thomas, Jr , John C
Report Date : 14 Dec 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 57
Abstract : This paper identifies behavioral issues related to the use of interactive computers primarily by persons who are not computer professionals, so-called 'general users.' This is not an exhaustive literature survey but instead provides: (1) a structure for discussing issues of interactive computing, and (2) the authors' best estimate of importance behavioral problems, with suggestions for solutions. The discussion is limited to this paper to general issues which do not take into account the user's particular task. The two major topics are System Characteristics (performance, facilities, and on-line information), and Interface Characteristics (dialogue style, displays and graphics, other input/output media).
Descriptors : *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES , EDITING , COMPUTER FILES , MACHINE CODING , DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS) , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , BEHAVIOR
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE