Title Index



Effective View Navigation. George W. Furnas. From: Proceedings of the CHI 1997 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (March 22-27, 1997)
This paper explores the implications of rudimentary requirements for effective view navigation, namely that, despite the vastness of an information structure, the views must be small, moving around must not take too many steps and the route to any target must be discoverable.
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The Elements of User Experience. Jesse James Garrett. (March 30, 2000)
This diagram attempts to impose order upon the chaotic array of terms and concepts currently being used to describe user experience development.

The Elements of User Interface Design. Theo Mandel. (1997)
A total introduction to user interface (UI) design, this book covers theory and application with easy language and real world examples. Chapter topics include UI models, computer standards and UI guidelines, usability testing, command-line and menu driven interfaces, and graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

Enabling Extremely Rapid Navigation in Your Web or Document. Michael Hoffman. (March 1996)
This article presents information design techniques that apply to web sites, help systems, hardcopy, and online documentation. When standard document navigation structures are provided, readers can rapidly survey the scope of a web or document and jump to the pages of greatest interest.

Enterprise Knowledge Management. Daniel E. O'Leary. From: Computer Magazine. 31:3, 54-61 (March 1998)
As employees turn over in today's overheated job market, organizations are likely to lose access to large quantities of critical knowledge. This article discusses the potential for creating a system that will capture company-wide knowledge and make it widely available to all members.

Envisioning Information. Edward R. Tufte. (1990)
The author's second book presents a collection of some the best examples of information design ever invented, and some of the worst examples. This book will be helpful to any web page designer, UI designer, statistician, cartographer, scientist, or anyone concerned with presenting dense information in a clear way.

Ethnomethodologically Informed Ethnography and Information System Design. Andy Crabtree and et al. From: Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS). 51:7, 666-82 (2000)
This paper describes ethnomethodologically informed ethnography (EM) as a methodology for information science research, illustrating the approach with the results of a study in a university library.

Evaluating Information Architecture: A Practical Guide to Assessing Web Site Organization. Steve Toub. (November 2000)
This ACIA white paper explores the why's, what's, and how's of evaluating a web site's information architecture. It aims to raise consciousness about the evaluation of information architecture and to provide web site owners and other decision-makers with an understanding of evaluation issues; and information architects with a synthesis of evaluation techniques.

An Evaluation of Retrieval Effectiveness for a Full-Text Document-Retrieval System. David C. Blair and M.E. Maron. From: Communications of the ACM. 28:3, 289-99 (March 1985)
An evaluation of a large, operational full-text document-retrieval system shows the system to be retrieving less than 20 percent of the documents relevant to a particular search. The findings are discussed in terms of the theory and practice of full-text document retrieval.

An Exploratory Evaluation of Three Interfaces for Browsing Large Hierarchical Tables of Contents. Richard Chimera and Ben Shneiderman. From: ACM Transactions on Information Systems. 12:4, 383-406 (October 1994)
A fully expanded stable interface, expand/contract interface, and multi-pane interface were used to browse a large table of contents. Expand/contract and multi-pane interfaces produced significantly faster task completion times.
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Extending the Warwick Framework: From Metadata Containers to Active Digital Objects. Ron Daniel, Jr. and Carl Lagoze. From: D-Lib Magazine. (November 1997)
This paper presents "Distributed Active Relationships" (an extension of the Warwick Framework), a general framework for dealing with meta data issues in digital libraries and other information systems. By treating meta data as data, rather than giving it a special distinguished role, arbitrary resources are allowed to be associated with arbitrary relationships.