Experience with the ZOG Human-Computer Interface System
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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ZOG is a general-purpose, human-computer interface system based primarily on the concept of menu-selection, with a large database of menus and rapid response to selections. ZOG is intended to be used by both novice and expert users, providing a single interface mechanism that integrates all the computer functions needed by the user. This paper is primarily a reflection on more than eight years of research with the ZOG human-computer interface system. The paper begins with a short description of the current ZOG implementation then it proceeds to a higher plane to describe a general ZOG philosophy that has evolved from our experience. Following the philosophy, the authors briefly describe the applications they have explored with ZOG, including a major application project for the Navy. Then they provide a critique of the current ZOG implementation by elucidating its strong and weak points. The paper ends with a brief glimpse at our plans for ZOG in the future.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems