Intrafaces: a sociomaterial Take on User Interface Design Lena Hylving
Thus, user interfaces can be described as a structure for communication between a user and the computer (Daintith 2009). When developing a user interface, standards and guidelines are used to achieve good and usable representations of reality in the user interface. That is, development of representations of the world is used to make it easy for the user to understand what to do with the system. For example, a digital recycle bin icon on the computer desktop is used to represent the physical recycle bin standing by the desk in the office. Some argue that the closer a user interfaces is to reality, the better it is representing the reality, the better user interface (Shneiderman et al. 2005).
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