Design lab 5: Mapping information
Thursday, 16 February 2017
- Wei, J., & Salvendy, G. (2004). The cognitive task analysis methods for job and task design:
review and reappraisal. Behaviour & Information Technology, 23(4), 273–299. http://doi.org/10.1080/01449290410001673036
- Skim this for reference purposes. Some of the concepts might be useful to you.
- Lidwell, W., Holden, K., & Butler, J. (2010). Universal Principles of Design (2nd ed.). Beverly, Massachussetts: Rockport. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/lib/uncch/detail.action?docID=10715587
- Read "Five Hat Racks," p. 100,
- "Flexibility-Usability Tradeoff," p. 102,
- "Iconic Representation," p. 132,
- "Mapping," p. 152.
Presently, the interface offered by GNURadio Companion effectively gives a user a path to all of the information available about the varibles and settings related to their task, provided they already know the path. This is sub-optimal for novice users, and for some experienced users. Today we will work on breaking down those tasks into information maps to lead users operating at different levels through and applying them in our various areas of specialization.