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Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools

Paul S. Adler and Terry A. Winograd

Abstract

As more and more equipment incorporates advanced technologies, usability -- the ability of equipment to take advantage of users' skills and thereby to function effectively in the broad range of real work situations -- is becoming an essential component of equipment design. Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools collects six essays that herald a fundamental shift in the way industry and researchers think about usability. In this new, broader definition, usability no longer means safeguarding against human error, but rather enabling human beings to learn, to use, and to adapt the equipment t ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195075106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195075106.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul S. Adler, editor

Terry A. Winograd, editor