LINGUIST List 11.2479

Fri Nov 17 2000

Books: Man Machine Interaction

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  1. Eric van Broekhuizen, Man Machine Interaction: Interface Design & Document Design

Message 1: Man Machine Interaction: Interface Design & Document Design

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:21:13 +0100
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <>
Subject: Man Machine Interaction: Interface Design & Document Design

Interface Design & Document Design
Edited by Piet Westendorp, Carel Jansen and Rob Punselie

Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA 2000. 120 pp. Illustrated.
ISBN: 90-420-0510-6 			 
US-$ 17.--

User interfaces and supporting documentation are both supposed to help
people when using a complex device. But often, these forms of support seem
to come from different worlds. User interface designers, document designers,
and researchers in both interface and document design share many goals, but
are also separated by many barriers.

In this book, user interface designers and document designers from Microsoft
Corporation and from Apple Computer, plus researchers from several
universities try to bridge the gap between interface design and document
design. They discuss opportunities for closer cooperation, and for more
integrated and effective help for users of modern technology.

List of contents:

1. Parallels and dichotomies in Interface Design & Document Design
 Piet Westendorp, Carel Jansen, Rob Punselie
2. Help yourself: designing help to fit software users and their work
 Tjeerd Hoek & Leah Kaufman
3. Designing online help for the Mac OS
 Kevin Knabe
4. Designing Assistants
 Jos´┐Ż Arcellana
5. Document and user interface design for older citizens
 Herman Bouma
6. Supportive documentation for older people
 Patricia Wright
7. Document-supported communication of new forms of interaction
 Dominic Bouwhuis

Keywords: Man Machine Interaction; User Interface Design; Online Help Design;
 Document Design; Information Design; Visual Communication; Technical
 Communication; Gerontechnology

Target group: user interface designers, manual designers, designers of
 instructions for use, interaction researchers, information
 designers, document designers

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