Chapter 6: Interfaces
Below is additional material associated with the topics covered in chapter 6.
Paradigms and visions:
An article by Susanne Bodker on Third Wave challenges for HCI:
An article by Chia Shen entitled ‘a new paradigm for HCI’: http://www.cs.umass.edu/csinfo/newsletter/images/alummatters_fall04.pdf
Natural user interfaces:
Graphical user interfaces:
A historical overview of GUIs and beyond:“The Graphical User Interface. Time for a Paradigm Shift?”: http://www.sensomatic.com/chz/gui/history.html
There are many sites that offer guidelines online. Examples include IBM (http://www-03.ibm.com/easy/page/558) and US government (http://www.usability.gov/pdfs/guidelines.html). One site that will test your website for accessibility, quality and privacy for free is: http://webxact.watchfire.com/
A humorous site called webpagesthatsuck.com provides a blog-based commentary of really badly designed web pages and explains why.