In the computer industry, it is commonly assumed that breakthroughs in interface design are, and will be, largely a matter of intuition, possibly aided by some loose empirical observations in the manner of rapid prototyping. (“Many of the great breakthroughs of science and invention were the result of intuitive leaps,” Tagnazzini in Herot, 1987). In this view, there is not much useful that cognitive scientists can do for advancing the development of the technology--the most that can be hoped for is some evaluation of other peoples’ designs.


Design Space Interface Design Leverage Point Virtual Memory Composition Algebra 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart K. Card
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  1. 1.Xerox Palo Alto Research CenterPalo AltoUSA

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