Relationship Between User Interface Design and Human Performance

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Intellect Books, 1997 - Computers - 254 pages
This study of the interaction among people, computers and their work environment outlines information systems and work environments that help make people more productive and satisfied with their work life. It is centred around the relationships between user interface design and human performance.
 

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Contents

An Evaluation of Icon Performance Based on User Preferences
35
Design Implications of Childrens Successes and Failures in Information
53
Assessing the Value of Information in a Decision Support System DSS
67
SystemUser Communication
83
Assessing the Use of an SQL Minimal Manual in SelfInstruction
101
The Impact of Production Emphasis on Programmer Productivity
111
Establishing the Links
121
Voice Mail Michel Piaisent Prosper Bemard
159
A Task for Examining Information Channeling Under Time Pressure
171
The Effects of Individual Differences on User Satisfaction Allison
183
A Follow
199
Measurement Issues in the Study of Human Factors in Management
211
Author Index
243
Subject Index
251
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