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Interface

Florian Cramer and Matthew Fuller

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter starts with the definition and typology of the interface concept and explains its application within the computer field. It also specifically explores the graphic user interface, ... More


From Premature Semantics to Mature Interaction Programming

Paul Cairns and Harold Thimbleby

in Computational Interaction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799603
eISBN:
9780191839832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799603.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

As HCI has progressed as a discipline, perhaps just as time has passed, the engineering work of programming has become increasingly separated from the HCI, the core user interface design work. At the ... More


Daemonic Interfaces, Empowering Obfuscations

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

in Programmed Visions: Software and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015424
eISBN:
9780262295215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015424.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter tells that the existing graphical user interfaces need to be made more productive through further efforts. Interactive user interfaces act as a link between man and machine, performing a ... More


The Material Turn: On the Material Turn in Interaction Design

Mikael Wiberg

in The Materiality of Interaction: Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037518
eISBN:
9780262344692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037518.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Design

No matter if we think about interaction design as a design tradition aimed at giving form to the interaction with computational objects, or if we think about interaction design as being simply about ... More


Combinatorial Optimization for User Interface Design

Antti Oulasvirta and Andreas Karrenbauer

in Computational Interaction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799603
eISBN:
9780191839832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799603.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Combinatorial optimization offers a rigorous but powerful approach to user interface design problems, defining problems mathematically such that they can be algorithmically solved. Design is defined ... More


You Already Know How to Use It: Technology, Disability, and Participation

Elizabeth Ellcessor

in Restricted Access: "Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479813803
eISBN:
9781479865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813803.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on how material technologies—and their discourses—construct a dominant, able-bodied “preferred user position.” It focuses on the idea of use, encompassing both intended and ... More


Online dictionary use: Key findings from an empirical research project

Carolin Müller-Spitzer, Alexander Koplenig, and Antje Töpel

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter summarizes some key findings of a research project on the use of online dictionaries, using established methods of empirical social research. The aim of this project is to clarify ... More


Protecting User Interfaces

Noam Shemtov

in Beyond the Code: Protection of Non-Textual Features of Software

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198716792
eISBN:
9780191848377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716792.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the scope of protection to which graphical user interfaces may be eligible under various intellectual property rights: namely, trade marks, unfair-competition laws, design ... More


The Digital Humanities and its Users

Charlie Edwards

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0021
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter traces a history of the user in digital humanities, before turning to examine digital humanities as system. More recent thinking on usability shifts the emphasis from system to user and ... More


Information Foraging Theory: Adaptive Interaction with Information

Peter L. T. Pirolli

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173321
eISBN:
9780199893232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173321.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Modern mankind forages in a world awash in information, of our own creation, which can be transformed into knowledge that shapes and powers our engagement with nature. We produce a staggering volume ... More


The personal and the professional

Catherine Needham

in Personalising public services: Understanding the personalisation narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427601
eISBN:
9781447302957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427601.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter considers the framing of staff in the personalisation narrative, examining two key themes. The first is that professional expertise must be challenged, and claims to privileged status ... More


Gaming the Glitch: Room for Error

Peter Krapp

in Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676248
eISBN:
9781452947792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676248.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the argument about creative expression under the conditions of computer games, with particular emphasis on glitches in the human-computer interfaces that come to the fore in ... More


Intelligent Systems

William B. Rouse

in Computing Possible Futures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198846420
eISBN:
9780191881589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846420.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter addresses the ways in which human intelligence in routine and partly routine jobs can be augmented rather than replaced. The design of aids should begin with defining the user ... More


Button

Søren Pold

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with the importance, requirement, and role of buttons in the field of software and describes various types of buttons. It also states that buttons play a major part in controlling ... More


Programmer as Writer

Daniel Punday

in Computing as Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 turns from this corporate model for writing to those that embrace a more literary understanding. I begin by looking at two films that represent programming—the 1957 romantic comedy Desk Set ... More


The Seamless Coupling of Bits and Atoms

Hiroshi Ishii and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Hiroshi Ishii conducts research in the MIT Media Lab in two principal areas: the field of Human-Computer Interactions, and the field of interface design linking human beings, digital information and ... More


Interaction

Michael Murtaugh

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter emphasizes the concept and categories of interaction using different user interfaces in the computer field. It furthermore focuses on an experimental computer, TX-2, and also examines ... More


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