“Video Panel Session on Interactive Systems” by Baecker

  • ©Ronald (Ron) Baecker




    Video Panel Session on Interactive Systems



    SIGGRAPH has long provided a forum for the presentation, discussion, evaluation, and appreciation of beautiful algorithms and beautiful pictures. The Video Panel Session on Interactive Systems is a new SIGGRAPH event, affording us the opportunity to look at beautiful systems. The design of interactive systems and of their user interfaces is an art. We possess no systematic design methodology, no effective and universal method of evaluation. We speak in earnest praise of the importance of power, generality, flexibility, ease of use, ease of learning, robustness, and a dozen other universally admired attributes, but we do not know how to construct systems so that they are guaranteed to have these attributes.


    1. Baecker, R., “Human-Computer Interactive Systems: A State-of-the-Art Review,” appears on pp. 423-443 of Kolers, P.A., Wrolstad, M. E. & Bouma, H. (Editors), Processing of Visible Language 2, Plenum Press, 1980.]]
    2. Baecker, R., “Towards an Effective Characterization of Graphical Interaction”, appears on pp. 127-147 of Guedj, et. al. (see below).]]
    3. Baecker, R., Buxton, W. & Reeves, W., Towards Facilitating Graphical Interaction: Some Examples from Computer-Aided Musical Composition, proceedings of the 6th Man-Computer Communications Conference, Ottawa, May 1979, pp. 197-207.]]
    4. Britton, E.G., Lipscomb, J. S. & Pique, M. E., Making Nested Rotations Convenient for the User, Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1978, pp. 222-227.]]
    5. Brooks, F. P., Jr., The Computer “Scientist” as Toolsmith: Studies in Interactive Computer Graphics, Proceedings of the IFIP Conference, 1977, pp. 625-634.]]
    6. Buxton, W., Design Issues in the Foundation of a computer-based Tool for Music Composition, Technical Report CSRG-97, Computer Systems Research Group, University of Toronto, Toronto, 1978.]]
    7. Buxton, W., Sniderman, R., Reeves, W., Patel, S. & Baecker, R., The Evolution of the SSSP Score Editing Tools, Computer Music Journal, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1979, pp. 14-25.]]
    8. Buxton, W., Reeves, W., Fedorkow, G., Smith, K. C. & Baecker, R., A Microcomputer-based Conducting System, Computer Music Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1980, pp. 8-21.]]
    9. Card, S. K., Moran, T. P. & Newell, A., The Keystroke-Level Model of User Performance Time with Interactive Systems, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 23, No. 7, 1980, pp. 396-410.]]
    10. Foley, J.D. & Wallace, V. L., “The Art of Natural Graphic Man-Machine Communication”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 62, No. 4, 1974, pp. 462-471.]]
    11. Guedj, R. A., tenHagen, P. J. W., Hopgood, F. R. A., Tucker, H. A. & Duce, D.A. (Editors), Methodology of Interaction, IFIP Workshop on Methodology of Interaction, Seillac, France, May 1979, North-Holland Publishing Company, 1980.]]
    12. Martin, J., Design of Man-Computer Dialogues, Prentice-Hall, 1973.]]
    13. Moran, T. P. (Editor), Special Issue on The Psychology of the Computer User, Computing Surveys, Vol. 13, (in press), 1981.]]
    14. Newman, William M., Towards the Integrated Interactive System, proceedings of Eurographics, 1980, pp. 1-9.]]
    15. Newman, William M. and Sproull, Robert F., User Interface Design (Chapter 28), Principles of Interactive Computer Graphics, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1979.]]
    16. Nickerson, R. S., “On Conversational Interaction with Computers”, appears on pp. 101-113 of Treu, S. (see below).]]
    17. Schneiderman, Ben, Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems, Winthrop Publishers, 1980.]]
    18. Treu, Siegfried (Editor), User-Oriented Design of Interactive Graphics Systems, Based on ACM/SIGGRAPH Workshop Conducted October 14-15, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Association for Computing Machinery, 1977.]]
    19. Tsernoglou, D., Petsko, G. A., McQueen, J. E., Jr. & Hermans, J., Molecular Graphics: Application to the Structure Determination of a Snake Venom Neurotoxin, Science, Vol. 197, No. 4311, 30 September 1977, pp. 1378-1381.]]

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