Interfaces For Information Retrieval And Online Systems: The State Of The Art by Martin Dillon

Interfaces For Information Retrieval And Online Systems: The State Of The Art

EditorMartin Dillon

Hardcover | December 1, 1991

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Selected papers presented by leading professionals at a mid-year conference of the American Society for Information Science, along with additional commentary by guest editors comprise this volume, which condenses a broad range of information into a cohesive overview of the state of the art of interface design. The current status of human-computer interaction is examined, and major trends identified in an effort to project the future significance of the establishment and implementation of standards for design and the reevaluation of information science theories. Each chapter focuses on some aspect of the factors which impact user interface design and presents data which provides the groundwork for future developments in the field.

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Title:Interfaces For Information Retrieval And Online Systems: The State Of The ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.59 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:December 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313274940

ISBN - 13:9780313274947

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?Compiles 22 papers presented at a 1989 American Society for Information Science mid-year conference. They are organized in six sections: interface styles, artificial intelligence and the user interface, hyperdocuments, case studies in human-computer interaction, evaluation, and trends in technological standards. Each section starts with an introduction written by a guest editor. This compilation underscores the maturation of information retrieval systems--at last, the user is becoming the focus of these systems. The basic premise behind this book is that the currently prevalent command or menu-based user interfaces for retrieval systems, such as online public access catalogs, suffer from serious drawbacks and that they should be replaced by direct-manipulation user interfaces such as those of Macintosh computers. The problem in moving toward such direct-manipulation interfaces, as pointed out by one of the guest editors, is the lack of an agreed-upon metaphor for information retrieval systems. Exciting, user-centered work in the area of information retrieval. Recommended for library and information science collections, advanced undergraduate and up.?-Choice