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Interruption as a test of the user-computer interfaceIn order to study the effects different logic systems might have on interrupted operation, an algebraic calculator and a reverse polish notation calculator were compared when trained users were interrupted during problem entry. The RPN calculator showed markedly superior resistance to interruption effects compared to the AN calculator although no significant differences were found when the users were not interrupted. Causes and possible remedies for interruption effects are speculated. It is proposed that because interruption is such a common occurrence, it be incorporated into comparative evaluation tests of different logic system and control/display system and that interruption resistance be adopted as a specific design criteria for such design.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kreifeldt, J. G.
(Tufts Univ. Medford, MA, United States)
Mccarthy, M. E.
(Tufts Univ. Medford, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 15, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Proc. of the 17th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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