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User-Interface Metaphors

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January 05, 2015

User-Interface Metaphors

Talk I did part of the Research Topics in HCI during my Masters program in the University of Birmingham back in 2014/15

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Alex Styl

January 05, 2015
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  1. User-Interface Metaphors Alexandros Stylianidis Research Topics in HCI

  2. The age of ubiquitous computing

  3. Metaphors • Transfers attributes from source domain to the target

    domain • Learning by analogy
  4. User-Interface Metaphor

  5. Hard to use • Cultural • Bad at scaling •

    Can cause confusing • Resources go to waste
  6. Types of Metaphor • Structural • Orientational • Ontological

  7. Structural Metaphors • Existing knowledge of a real life object

    or idea
  8. Orientational Metaphors • Spatial orientation • i.e. MORE IS UP,

    LESS IS DOWN or RIGHT IS FORWARD, LEFT IS PAST
  9. Ontological Metaphors • Give a system concept or some method

    its own entity
  10. Affordances and
 Metaphorical Entailment

  11. Conclusion • Great teaching tool • Delightful • Need extra

    care on design
  12. Thank You Questions?