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MULTI-TOUCH VS. MOUSE-DRIVEN SCREENS1Multi-Touch vs. Mouse-Driven ScreensCIS 375Compare and Contrast the Metaphors Used in the Design of Applications That Run OnEach MonitorMetaphors are a central component of a conceptual model, which is a high-level description of how a system is organized and operates. Creating an interface based on a metaphor
MULTI-TOUCH VS. MOUSE-DRIVEN SCREENS2allows the user to interact with familiar actions or items that have been mimicked to an electronicversion. It would be near impossible for the conceptual models to behave exactly their physical counterparts. Therefore, they will also have their unique properties. These metaphors are used from desktops to search engines and will be explained as we go. The conceptual design of the desktop dates all the way back to 1981. [Yvo11] Explains how Xerox leads the change of how people would interface with computers. The original model was catered towards business workers. Those workers were familiar with using mailboxes, documents, folders, and filing cabinets. Xerox kept that in mind when creating the design by using metaphors for the Star interface. A user can open a document, put it in a folder, and group multiple folders in one place like in a cabinet. This was a great idea to make the transition to electronic-based business operations from a paper-based service. Like mentioned earlier; there will be some functions that had their unique properties. One example is by dragging a document to the printer icon, these People are resistant to change, whether it is from fear or because it is just something unfamiliar. Xerox was able to bridge that gap with the Star conceptual design. The desktop metaphor has been an excellent model when comparing to actual desktops, where a person could store multiple folders on their computer desktop, similar to their real desktop. The primary focus is to give the user instant access to the things they need like they would have it was sitting on their desk. The search engine is compared to a mechanical engine, an engine that is composed of multiple parts that work in unison to effectively work together.

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