Sunday, 11 December 2016, 12:25 AM
Site: Learning Management System
Course: 601393 - Human Computer Interaction Course File (603393CF-11)
Glossary: hci g
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ubiquitous computing

a term used to refer to the increasingly pervasive availability of computational processing in the world around us

usability

the quality of an interactive computer system with respect to ease of learning, ease of use, and user satisfaction

use case

an enumeration of the complete course of events that can take place in response to some user input;  the case specifies all possible interactions between the user and the system

use/users

Many human activities incorporate computer applications. In human-computer interaction (HCI), the terms useand users are applied to the common properties of computer applications in work activity, and to the people who use computer applications as part of their daily practice. These terms are somewhat unfortunate, as the people rarely construe their own activity as computer use per se or see themselves primarily as users of computer equipment.

user interface

the physical representations and procedures that are provided for viewing and interacting with the system functionality.

user interface prototype

an operational version or mock-up of a system that supports interaction between the user and the system that is used for user testing and iterative design