Human Computer Interfaces The human computer interface might be a part of an

Human computer interfaces the human computer

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Human-Computer Interfaces The human-computer interface might be a part of an air traffic control system. The purpose is to monitor and direct air traffic. Some functions are allocated to the air traffic controllers (e.g., selecting routes and communicating with pilots) and others to the computer (e.g., calculating distances and trajectories and alerting the controllers to potential traffic conflicts). The flight deck on airplanes has become known as the "glass cockpit" as knobs and dials have been replaced with human-computer interfaces. Home lighting and security systems use human-computer interfaces. Communication devices, automatic teller machines (ATMs), personal organizers, medical devices and monitors, educational toys, exercise machines, and so on all make use of the human-computer interface.
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Lesson [3] One needs to consider the entire spectrum of intended users and make sure that system is usable for as many users as possible, rather than for the user who happen to have the same characteristics as that of designers.
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References [1] Lecture Notes of Prof. Keith Andrews, Available at: [2] “About Face 3.0, the Essentials of Interaction Design”, by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, and David Cronin, Third Edition [3] “Usability Engineering” by Jakob Nielsen, 1993, Morgan Kaufmann Press
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  • Fall '18
  • Wajahat Qazi
  • Usability, Human–computer interaction, Perpetual Intermediates

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