Human-Computer Interface


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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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Placing relative to the work station of the gesture controlled human-computer interface for the disabled with Kinect device
This idea was further expanded to the realm of human-computer interface analysis in 1978 by Card et al., who showed that human-commanded cursor motion, like hand motion, follows a Fitts' Law model [18].
AHCI (adaptive human-computer interface) is an interface which is supposed to adapt its interaction contents, information processing modes, and behavior patterns automatically to meet changing task requirements and user characteristics at any time considering operator abilities, workload variations, and skill levels [5].
TRI also noted that CES 2012 also heralded potential trends for various prospective technologies, including speech recognition-incorporated human-computer interface, higher-resolution display, fourth-generation communication, and display panels using IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) TFT (thin film transistor) or AMOLED+IPS (active matrix organic light emitting diode + in-panel switching).
* Intelligence of computer users will develop to the extent of super intelligence due to improvement of the human-computer interface;
Those who work in the area of human-computer interface and the specialist discipline of haptics (tactile feedback technology) are now changing the way you and I will access information.
Scott Warfield, a senior developer with IBM, has expertise in human-computer interface and offered to help with this column.
On a similar theme, Letsu-Dake and Ntuen address the application of living systems theory (LST) to human-computer interface (HCI) design.
Her research on models of collaboration has provided the framework for several collaborative multi-agent systems and human-computer interface systems.
McSween explained that, in order to address the lack of user-friendliness mentioned by LIMS users, GenoLogics consulted with a human-computer interface expert to design an intuitive user experience into their systems.

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