Genre as Interface Metaphor: Exploiting Form and Function in Digital Environments

  title={Genre as Interface Metaphor: Exploiting Form and Function in Digital Environments},
  author={Elaine Toms and D. Grant Campbell},
We hypothesized that the attributes of a document’s ge determine a document’s ability to be identified uniquel Consequently, recognizing the genre will fa cilitate effective user-document interaction. In this pilot study, we expos fifteen participants to a set of paper and digital documents, each converted into two surrogates: one based on form which the text was masked leaving only the structure, a another on fun ction, which reduced the document to it semantic content. Our findings indicate… CONTINUE READING
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