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1

If icons do different things they should ______?
Why is this important?

LOOK DIFFERENT!

If users are unable to distinguish between function of icons they may get frustrated and will take longer to learn the system.

2

It is important that labels (icons and text) be:

unambiguous.
the action resulting from interacting with an object should be obvious from its label.

3

What are the main interface category languages?

-Command driven
-Programming
-Natural language

4

What are some "other" types of interface languages?

-icons
-graphical interaction
-menu-driven
-form fill-in

5

What are the goals of interaction?

- Allow users to accomplish task reliably
-Allow user to rely on semantic
- reduce strain on short term memory
-accommodate users of different levels of experience
-help users to develop a workable conceptual model

6

What is direct manipulation?

User interacts with a symbolic representation of objects in the software. Visual and continuous representation of task and objects. Uses physical actions to represent actions in the software.