Accession Number:

ADA164558

Title:

Experience with the ZOG Human-Computer Interface System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE