An Oven Control Conv Bake/Roast Bake Vari Broil Bake Time Stop Time Clean Timer Cancel
Other examples Airplane cockpits (e.g. Spitfire) –Switched the location of “eject” and “fire” controls — to disastrous effect Nuclear reactor controls –In one reactor, used handles of beer taps to make controls different from one another Automobile controls...
Design Designs should be –Easy to learn –Easy to use –Usable for their intended functions cf. Donald Norman The Design of Everyday Things and The Invisible Computer And so it should be for computers...
HCI — What it is The applied field which considers the design of computer technology and how any given design facilitates certain kinds of uses and disfavors others. Draws on: psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, visual arts, computer programming, etc.
Before there was HCI Human factors research and design Taking human perceptual and psychological attributes into account in the design of artifacts Ergonomics Planning work practices and their support infrastructure to take account of human physical characteristics