Toleman, Mark A. and Welsh, Jim (1994) An evaluation of editing paradigms. In: Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Harmony Through Working Together (OzCHI 1994), 28 Nov-1 Dec 1994, Melbourne, Australia.
The choice between tree-building and text-recognition paradigms has been an issue in language-based editor design over the past decade, with much intuitive comment appearing in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, however, no systematic attempt to demonstrate the advantage of either paradigm, by application of relevant theories or by controlled experimental evaluation, has been attempted. The problem is complicated by the interaction of several factors - in addition to the user's conceptual model of a structured document, factors such as the error discipline to be applied, the model bias produced by textual display, and the adequacy of implementation of the text-recognition approach, have all to be taken into account. In this theoretical study we analyse and compare various editing tasks undertaken by software engineers. The Keystroke Level Model (KLM) is used to assess the efficiency of the paradigms.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||c. 1994 Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group of the Ergonomics Society of Australia.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||editing paradigms|
|Subjects:||280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280300 Computer Software > 280302 Software Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Rae Jones|
|Date Deposited:||21 Sep 2010 23:32|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2013 05:20|
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