User analysis in HCI: the historical lesson from individual differences research

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105824
Title:
User analysis in HCI: the historical lesson from individual differences research
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; Watson, Charles
Citation:
User analysis in HCI: the historical lesson from individual differences research 1996, 45(6):619-638 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Issue Date:
1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105824
Submitted date:
2006-07-13
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Watson, C. (1996) User analysis HCI-the historical lessons from individual differences research. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 45(6), 619-638. Abstract: User analysis is a crucial aspect of user-centered systems design, yet Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has yet to formulate reliable and valid characterizations of users beyond gross distinctions based on task and experience. Individual differences research from mainstream psychology has identified a stable set of characteristics that would appear to offer potential application in the HCI arena. Furthermore, in its evolution over the last 100 years, research on individual differences has faced many of the problems of theoretical status and applicability that are common to HCI. In the present paper the relationship between work in cognitive and differential psychology and current analyses of users in HCI is examined. It is concluded that HCI could gain significant predictive power if individual differences research was related to the analysis of users in contemporary systems design.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
World Wide Web; Digital Libraries; Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies; Information Architecture
Local subject classification:
individual differences; task performance; cognitive ability; information processing

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-13T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:02Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-07-13en_US
dc.identifier.citationUser analysis in HCI: the historical lesson from individual differences research 1996, 45(6):619-638 International Journal of Human-Computer Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105824-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Watson, C. (1996) User analysis HCI-the historical lessons from individual differences research. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 45(6), 619-638. Abstract: User analysis is a crucial aspect of user-centered systems design, yet Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has yet to formulate reliable and valid characterizations of users beyond gross distinctions based on task and experience. Individual differences research from mainstream psychology has identified a stable set of characteristics that would appear to offer potential application in the HCI arena. Furthermore, in its evolution over the last 100 years, research on individual differences has faced many of the problems of theoretical status and applicability that are common to HCI. In the present paper the relationship between work in cognitive and differential psychology and current analyses of users in HCI is examined. It is concluded that HCI could gain significant predictive power if individual differences research was related to the analysis of users in contemporary systems design.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Architectureen_US
dc.subject.otherindividual differencesen_US
dc.subject.othertask performanceen_US
dc.subject.othercognitive abilityen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation processingen_US
dc.titleUser analysis in HCI: the historical lesson from individual differences researchen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studiesen_US
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