Computing skills and the user interface

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Academic Press, 1981 - Computers - 499 pages
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Part I. The needs of computer users. Communicating with university computers users: a case study. University computer users: characteristics and behaviour. The needs of the commercial user. Part II. The nature and acquisition of computing skills. Teaching novices programming. Comprehending and debugging computer programs. The art of notation. When do diagrams make good computer languages? Acquiring a first computer language: a study of individual differences. Generating a programming environment for learners. Part III. The design of the user interface. The user interface: how we may compute. Design procedures for user involvement and user support. Adaptive man-computer interfaces. The design of an adaptable terminal. Empirical and formal methods for the study of computer editors.

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A Case
7
Characteristics and Behaviour
73
The Needs of the Commercial User
115
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