UCT CS Research Document Archive

The Use of Algorithms in Interface Design

Marsden, Gary, Paul Gillary, Matt Jones and Harold Thimbleby (2002) The Use of Algorithms in Interface Design. Personal and Ubiquitous Technologies 6(2):132-140.

Full text available as:
PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewer.

Abstract

A new and effective user interface was constructed for a cellular telephone handset, basing the feature set closely on a commercial model. Once implemented, usability experiments were conducted, showing that predicted improvements in usability were confirmed with real users doing realistic tasks. The new user interface was designed by a "computer science" approach to user interface design: we conclude that using computer science algorithms are an effective and creative way to improve user interfaces.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:191
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:05 November 2004