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Usability : turning technologies into tools

Author: Paul S Adler; Terry Winograd
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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As more and more equipment incorporates advanced technologies, usability -- the ability of equipment to take advantage of users' skills and thereby to function effectively in the broad range of real work situations -- is becoming an essential component of equipment design. Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools collects six essays that herald a fundamental shift in the way industry and researchers think about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Usability.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91039416
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Adler; Terry Winograd
ISBN: 1423737156 9781423737155 160129882X 9781601298829 1280442387 9781280442384
OCLC Number: 228118667
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 208 p.) : ill.
Contents: Contributors; 1. The Usability Challenge; 2. Design for Usability: Crafting a Strategy for the Design of a New Generation of Xerox Copiers; 3. Designing Effective Systems: A Tool Approach; 4. Skill-Based Design: Productivity, Learning, and Organizational Effectiveness; 5. Scandinavian Design: On Participation and Skill; 6. Work at the Interface: Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Job Design; 7. Enacting Design for the Workplace; Name Index; Subject Index;
Responsibility: edited by Paul S. Adler, Terry A. Winograd.

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As more and more equipment incorporates advanced technologies, usability -- the ability of equipment to take advantage of users' skills and thereby to function effectively in the broad range of real work situations -- is becoming an essential component of equipment design. Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools collects six essays that herald a fundamental shift in the way industry and researchers think about usability. In this new, broader definition, usability no longer means safeguarding against human error, but rather enabling human beings to learn, to use, and to adapt the equipment t.

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