Methods and tools: a method for evaluating the communicability of user interfaces

@article{Prates2000MethodsAT,
  title={Methods and tools: a method for evaluating the communicability of user interfaces},
  author={Raquel Oliveira Prates and Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza and Simone D. J. Barbosa},
  journal={Interactions},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={31-38}
}
U User interfaces can be viewed as one-shot, higher-order messages sent from designers to users. The content of such messages is a designer's conception of who the users are, what their needs and expectations are, and, more important, how the designer has chosen to meet these requirements through an interactive artifact. The form of the messages is an interactive language (i.e., a series of organized dialog patterns determining how and which other lower-order messages can be exchanged between… CONTINUE READING
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