people and ict systems: user interface

explanation of different user interfaces and their uses. also some useful notes about each of them

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  • Created by: Jan G
  • Created on: 07-12-12 11:17
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  • people and ict systems: user interface
    • command-line interface
      • Is a form of interface that uses commands typed in by the user into the computer to intrepet and carry out. commands are typed in at low level.
        • E.g. to run a word procesing programm, the user may have to type in 'word'
    • menu-based interface
      • A menu based user interface is a form of interface that displays a set of choices on the screen so that the user can make a selection from the range of choices offered.
        • Examples include pressing number keys, highlighting nad pressing enter, touch where the chosen option appears
        • A well designed, menu-based interface should have a consistent layout...
          • Examples include pressing number keys, highlighting nad pressing enter, touch where the chosen option appears
    • on-screen forms
      • A CLI is an interface where the user types in commands for the computer to run a word proccessing programm
        • As the command is types in, it appears on the screen. the user has to know the commands.
          • Many of the commands are complex. Only a small amount of memeory is required.
            • A CLI is an interface where the user types in commands for the computer to run a word proccessing programm
              • As the command is types in, it appears on the screen. the user has to know the commands.
                • Many of the commands are complex. Only a small amount of memeory is required.
      • natural-language interface
        • Is a interface that uses voice recognistion to control a computer
          • some common probelms is when the pogramm cannot understand slang, one of voice and accents
      • Graphical user interface
        • A graphical user interface is a form of interface that uses high resolution that uses high resolution graphics, icons, and pointers
          • Uses WIMP (windows, icons, menues and pointers)

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