ERIC Number: ED425744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
More Than Screen Deep: Toward Every-Citizen Interfaces to the Nation's Information Infrastructure.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.
The National Information Infrastructure (NII) holds the promise of connecting people of all ages and descriptions--bringing them opportunities to interact with businesses, government agencies, entertainment sources, and social networks. Offering data, examples, and expert commentary, this book charts a path toward enabling the broadest possible spectrum of citizens to interact easily and effectively with the NII. In response to a request from the National Science Foundation, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council convened a steering committee to evaluate and suggest fruitful directions for progress in user interfaces to computing and communications systems. The steering committee planned a two-day workshop that was held in August 1996; its role was also to sift through the many inputs of the workshop to distill key themes, ideas, and recommendations. The results compose part 1 of this report, which is a synthesis and distillation primarily of workshop-related inputs and which focuses on research opportunities. Position papers contributed by workshop participants are included in part 2. Position papers are divided according to the following: On Interface Specifics; On Functions; On Application Areas; On Selected Population Groups; and On Key Processes. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Information Networks, Interaction, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information), Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.