Navigation: within and beyond the metaphor in interface design.

McCall, Roderick and Benyon, David (2003) Navigation: within and beyond the metaphor in interface design. In: Designing Information Spaces: The Social Navigation Approach. Computer Supported Cooperative Work . Springer-Verlag, pp. 355-384. ISBN 978-1-85233-661-5

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Over the last few years we have been exploring an alternative conceptual isation of human-computer interaction (HCl) that sees HCl as the navigation of information spaces (Benyon and Höök, 1997). As a corollary cognitive engineers can be seen as the creators of information artefacts (Benyon, 1998b). The work is closely allied to some interesting developments in HCl, notably the concepts of “social navigation” presented in this volume and in (Munro, Höök and Benyon, 1999), but also to the ideas of distributed cognition (Hollan, Hutchins and Kirsh, 2002). Elsewhere in this volume (notably in the chapters by Spence and Chalmers) the concept of navigation itself is explored. In this chapter we report on our work concerned with exploring how well concepts that have been developed in disciplines such as architecture and urban planning transfer to information spaces

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-85233-661-5
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4471-0035-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: human-computer interaction; navigation; information spaces; ENISpace; usability;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3368
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 15:42
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 12:29

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