Selected papers presented by leading professionals, along with additional commentary by guest editors comprise this volume compiled from the 1989 Mid-Year Meeting of the American
Society for Information Science, which condenses a broad range of information into a cohesive overview of the state of the art of interface design. The current status of human-computer interaction is examined, and major
trends are identified in an effort to project the future significance of interfaces to information retrieval systems.
This compilation explores the present and the future of interface
design from a variety of perspectives. The volume introduction reviews the highlights of the conference proceedings and is followed by a concentration on six major topics ranging from interface style to case studies and
standards. Each chapter touches on some aspect of those factors which impact user interface design, and end of chapter bibliographies facilitate further study. In a field which is rapidly evolving, this work furnishes
computer system developers and library and information science researchers with new insight into the potential for innovative computer design.
368 pages, Hardbound, ISBN:0-313-27494-0