A framework for engineering metaphor at the user interface
Alty, J., Knott, R., Anderson, B., & Smyth, M. (2000)
A framework for engineering metaphor at the user interface. Interacting with Computers, 13(2), (301-322). ISSN 0953-5438
Interface metaphors facilitate the learning of new computer systems by supporting the transformation of existing knowledge in order to improve the comprehension of novel situa...
Messenger in The Barn: networking in a learning environment
Rutter, M. (2009)
Messenger in The Barn: networking in a learning environment. ALT-J : Association for Learning Technology journal, 17, 33-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687760802649863
This case study describes the use of a synchronous communication application (MSN Messenger) in a large academic computing environment. It draws on data from interviews, quest...
How older people account for their experiences with interactive technology.
Turner, P., Turner, S. & Van de Walle, G. (2007)
How older people account for their experiences with interactive technology. Behaviour and Information Technology. 26, 287-296. doi:10.1080/01449290601173499. ISSN 0144-929X
We present a qualitative study, undertaken over a period of nine months, of older people facing the challenges of learning to use interactive technology, specifically personal...
Remote control by body movement in synchrony with orbiting widgets: an evaluation of TraceMatch
Clarke, C., Bellino, A., Esteves, A., & Gellersen, H. (2017)
Remote control by body movement in synchrony with orbiting widgets: an evaluation of TraceMatch. PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 1(3), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1145/3130910
In this work we consider how users can use body movement for remote control with minimal effort and maximum flexibility. TraceMatch is a novel technique where the interface di...
Being-with: a study of familiarity
Turner, P. (2008)
Being-with: a study of familiarity. Interacting with Computers, 20, 447-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2008.04.002
How people learn to use an interactive device has always been an important field of research in human-computer interaction (HCI). The theoretical bases of which have ranged fr...
Towards an account of intuitiveness
Turner, P. (2008)
Towards an account of intuitiveness. Behaviour and Information Technology, 27, 475-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/01449290701292330
Intuitive systems are usable systems. Design guidelines advocate intuitiveness and vendors claim it - but what does it mean for a user interface, interactive system, or device...