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Toward a definition of user friendliness: A psychological perspective

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Title: Toward a definition of user friendliness: A psychological perspective
Author(s): Borgman, Christine L.
Subject(s): Library catalogs and users Use and users of systems User interfaces (Computer systems) Design
Abstract: If a system is transparent to the user, it means that the user is looking through the system to the task being accomplished and not focusing on the system itself. A transparent system is one that supports and simplifies a task rather than becoming a task in and of itself. This paper will discuss current research on information systems that has the implicit goal of making systems more user friendly and that is being conducted from a psychological perspective.
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Lancaster, F.W. (ed). (1986) What is user friendly? : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 29-44.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (23rd : 1986)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/758
ISBN: 0-87845-072-6
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Copyright 1986 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-05-23
 

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