ERIC Number: ED422923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Key Procedures in User Interface Development.
Wilson, E. Vance; Connolly, James R.
Information systems (IS) professionals are called on to produce increasingly sophisticated user interfaces as a part of software development. Although IS education includes coverage of user interface (UI) development, classroom presentation of this topic frequently is cursory and does not provide any particular methodology for the task. In this paper, a set of procedures is presented for teaching UI development with a "how to" approach, based on research and practice in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Initial application in the classroom suggests this approach is useful for focusing students' conceptual understanding of the topic without increasing required classroom time or resources when compared to traditional methods. Three tables present: key procedures in UI development, examples of UI constraints, and results of user testing in an Apple II online tutorial. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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