Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Focus-Metaphor

A good Wikipedia discussion of the focus-metaphor approach to interface design ...

"The Focus-Metaphor approach combines aspects of design theory, cognition psychology and educational theory to create a more natural way of interaction. With the design of the Focus-Metaphor it was intended to achieve advancements over commonly used metaphors (e.g. desktop metaphor, portal metaphor) and counteract effects like “second visit blindness on websites” [10]. This approach uses the principle of cortical connectivity and its importance for cognitive functions [11] to apply them to the design of dynamic and adaptable user interfaces."   continued ...   (Via Wikipedia)

Focus Metaphor - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Focus Metaphor

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Blogger svenlaqua said...

If you want to find out more about this novel metaphor and the human-centred approach it follows in user-interface design, get in touch with the Human-Centred Systems Group of University College London.

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