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Presentation
An Ecological Approach to Interface Design
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
  • John M. Flach, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Kim J. Vicente
  • Fumiya Tanabe
  • Kazuo Monta
  • Jens Rasmussen
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
10-1-1998
Abstract
Four approaches to interface design are considered: technology centered, user centered, control centered, and use centered (ecological). Each perspective provides unique insights into pieces of the interface design problem. However, it is argued that the ecological or use centered approach provides a more comprehensive framework within which the other three perspectives can play important supporting roles. This approach goes beyond issues of information requirements to address meaning as an emergent property of a dynamic work ecology.
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Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL, October 5-9, 1998.

DOI
10.1177/154193129804200324
Citation Information
John M. Flach, Kim J. Vicente, Fumiya Tanabe, Kazuo Monta, et al.. "An Ecological Approach to Interface Design" Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Vol. 42 Iss. 3 (1998) p. 295 - 299 ISSN: 10711813
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_flach/39/