Document (#4870)

Author
Boyle, C.
Teh, S.H.
Williams, C.
Title
¬An empirical evaluation of hypertext interfaces
Source
Hypermedia. 2(1990) no.3, S.235-248
Year
1990
Abstract
The success of hypertext as an information system will depend on its usability. Hypertext systems have mostly been built as research prototypes and paid little attention to user interface usability. Reports experiments conducted to measure the usabiliy of 6 well-known hypertext systems. The 1st experiment measures authoring speed and the 2nd browsing speed for novice users. Results show that the easiest systems to use, for novices, are those with the simplest models. Factors such as a high information band width (multiple card displays), an uncluttered sreen and simple interaction also contribute to usability. For authoring, NoteCards emerging as statistically faster than other systems
Theme
Hypertext

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