Interfaces for Information Retrieval and Online Systems: The State of the Art

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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 interfaces to information retrieval systems. The need to establish and implement standards for design involving the redefinition of tools and the reevaluation of information science theories and systems is central to the text, and the facts and data presented serve to initiate the development of these models.

This compilation explores the present and the future of interface design from a variety of perspectives. The volume introduction reviews the highlights of the conference proceedings and is followed by a concentration on six major topics ranging from interface style to case studies and standards. Each chapter touches on some aspect of those factors which impact user interface design, and end of chapter bibliographies facilitate further study. In a field which is rapidly evolving, this work furnishes computer system developers and library and information science researchers with new insight into the potential for innovative computer design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313274947
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/1991
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN DILLON is Director of the Office of Research at the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., in Dublin, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Martin Dillon

Interface Style, Martha Lindeman

Comparison of Direct Manipulation, Menu Selection, and Command Language as Interaction Styles for Online Public Access Catalogs by Dudee Chiang

Rapid Prototyping and Code Generation for Direct-Manipulation Interfaces by Ray R. Larson

Toward a Direct-Manipulation Interface for Conceptual Information Retrieval Systems by Daniel E. Rose and Richard K. Belew

The Berry-Picking Search: User Interface Design by Marcia J. Bates

Artificial Intelligence and the User Interface Amy J. Warner

Designing a Domain Knowledge Base for an Intelligence Interface by Doris Florian

Modality, Extensionality, and Computability by Diana D. Woodward

A Domain Knowledge-based Natural-Language Interface for Bibliographic Information Retrieval by Zbigniew Mikolajuk and Robert Chafetz

Structured Representation of Theoretical Abstracts: Implications for User Interface Design by Hannah Francis and Elizabeth D. Liddy

Hyperdocuments, Gary Marchionini

Authoring Hyperdocuments: Designing for Interaction by Gary Marchionini, Peter Liebscher, and Xia Lin

The User Interface: A Hypertext Model Linking Art Objects and Related Information by Judi Moline

Information Chunking as an Interface Design Issue for Full-Text Databases by T. R. Girill

Hypertext: User-driven Interfaces by Michael A. Shepherd and Carolyn Watters

Details on Demand: Hypertext Models for Coping with Information Overload by Charles B. Kreitzberg

A Task Analysis for a Hyperlibrary System by Martha J. Lindeman, John R. Bonneau, and Kym E. Pocius

Case Studies in Human-Computer Interaction, Thomas H. Martin

The Variability of SubjectSearching in an Online Public Access Catalog over an Academic Year by Neal K. Kaske

A Prototype Workstation for Accessing and Using an Optical Disc-based Database of Biomedical Documents by Frank L. Walker and George R. Thoma

Designing a User-System Interface by Helen Pfuderer and K. C. Miller

Exploring Discretionary Users' Interaction with Word-Processing Technology by Susan Wiedenbeck and Radhika Santhanam

Evaluation, Martin Dillon

User Interface Modeling by Carla L. Burns

Generic Approach to CD-ROM Systems: A Formal Analysis of Search Capabilities and Ease of Use by Tian-Zhu Li

The User Interface for CD-ROM Systems and Online Catalogs by Steven D. Atkinson, Judith Hudson, and Geraldene Walker

Trends in Technological Standards, M.E.L. Jacob, editor

The Client-Server Model in Information Retrieval by Clifford A. Lynch

Selected Bibliography


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