“Where Do User Interfaces Come From?” Moderated by Christopher F. Herot

  • ©Stuart Card, Bruce Tognazzini, Kent Norman, and Andrew Lippman



Entry Number: 01


    Where Do User Interfaces Come From?



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    Everyone who builds a graphics system has to build a user interface. Once the design of such interfaces was left almost entirely to the intuition of the individual programmer. Today, empirical studies promise to replace the intuitive design method. Proponents of the intuitive approach claim that attempts to codify principles of user I interface design stifle innovation, that human factors research is too narrow to prescribe solutions, and that rigorous testing is too time- consuming. Others claim that the fields of human factors and psychology have much to offer and need not be cumbersome or expensive. This panel explores how these issues affect the practitioner faced with the task of designing a graphics system.

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