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Names and Reference in User Interfaces

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This short paper argues that references in user interfaces, in particular names and the values they denote, are often designed in a way that is incomplete and inconsistent thereby causing problems for users. This paper explores names and values through illustrations in order to clear the way for a more systematic approach to the design of names and reference.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Thimbleby H, Harrison M

Editor(s): Rachovides, D., Ramduny-Ellis, D.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: People and Computers XXI. HCI...but not as we know it

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 107-110

Publisher: British Computer Society