Accession Number : ADA259356


Title :   Hypertext: Prospects and Problems for Crew System Design


Descriptive Note : State-of-the-art rept.,


Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Glushko, Robert J


Report Date : Jul 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : This report reviews the state of the art in the important new field of hypertext, an innovative concept for displaying information on computers that uses nonlinear methods for linking related information. Hypertext can significantly improve the accessibility and usability of on-line information for crew system designers and users. The report discusses: - Definitions and historical context: What hypertext is and why it has recently emerged as an important design concept. - Hypertext applications: How hypertext concepts can be applied in crew system design, including on-line presentation of handbooks, standards documents, software manuals, and maintenance aids. - Hypertext design and technology: The elements of hypertext, and software and hardware to support its implementation. - Hypertext development: Practical advice for designing hypertext capabilities into information systems....Hypercard, Hypertext, Links, Multimedia, Navigation.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *TEXT PROCESSING , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , COMPUTERS , CREWS , STANDARDS , DATA LINKS , HANDBOOKS , DOCUMENTS , NAVIGATION , STATE OF THE ART , MAINTENANCE


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE