Human-Computer Interface

Human-Computer Interface

(software, hardware)
(HCI) Any software or hardware that allows a user to interact with a computer. Examples are WIMP, command-line interpreter, or virtual reality.

See also Human-Computer Interaction.
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This idea was further expanded to the realm of human-computer interface analysis in 1978 by Card et al.
The human-computer interface crowd and their haptics pals know there are better ways to present this information.
The use of electronic-based maps, together with Web tools and services, opens up new opportunities for expanding the map metaphor into an extensible, adaptable, pluggable new human-computer interface for FORCEnet.
Design of the human-computer interface is part of a wider subject area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
On the one hand, there is a general design philosophy in human-computer interface design that "choice is good," and cognitive dissonance theory suggests that people tend to like the voices they choose (although there is also some evidence for "buyer's remorse").
In addition to its use as human-computer interface devices, eyetracking has considerable potential in psychological research (such as fatigue monitoring; situational awareness; and task/scan, usability, and advertisement analysis) and physiological studies.
In the context of IS in general, understanding of the human-computer interface is a key to performing a task.
The Fujitsu software, a $30 million-plus investment on more than 10 years of research, takes the human-computer interface a step further.
It may help to know that as computer performance improves, most of the enhancements are absorbed by the human-computer interface.
Further, school systems and universities are spending their limited funds on multimedia software that may end up dusty on the library or media center's shelves, primarily because these packages do not meet the Human-Computer Interface (HCI) needs of the learner.
This book should be of interest to those who use or would like to use speech synthesis, speech therapists, teachers and others involved in special education, human-computer interface designers, rehabilitation engineers, and health professionals interested in the use of modern technology in socially useful applications.
Virtual reality refers to a type of human-computer interface "characterized by an environmental simulation controlled only in part by the user.

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