Barbara S. Isa

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Navigation is a term we use to describe the process users employ to access any of several full-screen panels available in a software product interface. We conducted four studies that investigated the navigation design issues related to a product that uses full-screen input/output panels. In the initial release of the product, the I/O panels were mapped to(More)
Message quality is a critical factor in influencing user acceptance of a program product. Good error messages can reduce the time and cost to create and maintain software, as well as help users learn about the product. We have developed a methodology for conducting controlled usability evaluations of error messages. The Message Test Program is easily(More)
An increasing number of software applications provide both a command language interface and a panel interface. An important aspect of converting an existing command language interface to a panel interface is that of decomposing the command language so that it maps gracefully and intuitively onto the panels. In this poster session, the authors discussed the(More)
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