Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106525
Title:
The Human factors of hypertext
Author:
Dillon, Andrew
Citation:
The Human factors of hypertext 1990, 15(4):32-38 International Forum on Information and Documentation
Journal:
International Forum on Information and Documentation
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106525
Submitted date:
2006-06-12
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. (1990) The human factors of hypertext. International Forum on Information and Documentation, 15(4), 32-38. Abstract: The present paper reviews the human factors issues pertinent to the design and use of hypertext documents. It is argued that many of the claims for the new medium are based largely on subjective impressions of its advocates rather than empirical demonstrations of its advantages. Hypertext applications are presented here as a structured subset of an information world that the user can access though an interface. Research relevant to all aspects of reading from screens is reviewed and conclusions for the development of more usable electronic documents are presented. Postscript: Many of the arguments expressed in this paper are dealt with in much more detail in the book Hypertext in Context, by C. McKnight, A. Dillon and J. Richardson. (1991) published by Cambridge University Press.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia; Information Systems

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-12T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:48:55Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-06-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Human factors of hypertext 1990, 15(4):32-38 International Forum on Information and Documentationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106525-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. (1990) The human factors of hypertext. International Forum on Information and Documentation, 15(4), 32-38. Abstract: The present paper reviews the human factors issues pertinent to the design and use of hypertext documents. It is argued that many of the claims for the new medium are based largely on subjective impressions of its advocates rather than empirical demonstrations of its advantages. Hypertext applications are presented here as a structured subset of an information world that the user can access though an interface. Research relevant to all aspects of reading from screens is reviewed and conclusions for the development of more usable electronic documents are presented. Postscript: Many of the arguments expressed in this paper are dealt with in much more detail in the book Hypertext in Context, by C. McKnight, A. Dillon and J. Richardson. (1991) published by Cambridge University Press.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.titleThe Human factors of hypertexten_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Forum on Information and Documentationen_US
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