Data-Display and Data-Retrieval Interfaces

  • Alistair Sutcliffe
Part of the Macmillan Computer Science Series book series


Data-display interfaces consist of query screens, file browsers, display graphics and reports. Guidelines are given for composition and layout of displays, followed by advice on more detailed formatting of data. Data-retrieval dialogues form an integral part of data-display interfaces, consequently a section is included on this topic. Graphical displays merit a section on their own; this deals with graphic display design, shape and colour, concentrating on business graphics. The chapter concludes by considering report design.


Data Item Line Graph Data Retrieval Character Size Transaction Report 
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References and Further Reading

  1. Siegel, S. (1956). Non Parametric Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences, McGraw-Hill, New York.Google Scholar

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© A. G. Sutcliffe 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alistair Sutcliffe
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  1. 1.Centre for Business Systems AnalysisCity UniversityLondonUK

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